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The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings
By showing how Jesus' teachings relate to our inner depths, this book guides us toward a more conscious and creative life. The Kingdom Within explores the significance of Jesus' teachings for our interior life -- that inner reality that Jesus called "the kingdom of God." It is Sanford's conviction that contemporary Christianity has overlooked this inner dimension of Jesus' ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 11th 2009 by HarperOne
(first published June 1970)
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This is an interesting book dealing with what Jesus call "The Kingdome of God." He has some remarkable insights on what Jesus' words mean. He showed how the two parables comparing the Kingdom to the Peril and the Treasure in the field are not the same, in fact they are actually oposites with an astonding result I had never realized. I thought the first half of this book the best I have read on this subject. But then he got into psycology and the second half of the book, although it too had some ...more
This is one of the top suggested reads to go with a book study of Natural Spirituality (Rockwood Hudson). Sanford illuminates scripture we would normally associate with an outer experience and helps us to see the meaning for our more unconscious inner lives. In this way we learn the journey to God is not a place to get to, but an uncovering of the hidden Christ within -- which gets us to an inner journey to the kingdom of God. Lots of good passages marked to read again...
This book was so good I might have to go out and purchase my own copy since the copy I have was borrowed :) I really enjoyed reading my first book by this author. There was a lot of wisdom and insight into some of the scripture passages. The author shared his own insight of course but it was very thought provoking for me, and definitely worthy of a re-visit in the future.