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Faith and Will: Weathering the Storms in Our Spiritual Lives

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"[A]n authentic, valuable, and introspective work" (Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Artist's Way.

This inspiring book from the bestselling author of The Artist's Way explores one of the most vital questions that spiritual seekers encounter on the journey to enlightenment: Where do I turn when my soul is urging me to keep growing toward God but my mind
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 30th 2009 by Tarcher
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Andrea
Nov 21, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it
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The title of this book tells the reader what it is all about. Julia Cameron once again takes me to my inner sanctuary and helps me to negotiate my way through life, reminding me that it is all a matter of "faith". We really do need to get out of our own way and maybe there is a greater good that is being served by what we are going through. One of my favorite quotes from this book is : "Without peace there is no happiness. Without happiness there can be no enthusiasm. Without enthusiasm there c ...more
DJ
Aug 05, 2009 DJ rated it really liked it
I found this book to be wonderfully warm and calming. It provided a new perspective on how to talk with God and how to be open to His path in our individual lives.

I read a number of other people's reviews and found that a lot of people were hoping this new book from Julia Cameron would answer all their individual questions and perhaps provide a step-by-step 'how-to' and it doesn't; it provides her musings on being open to the gifts and directions of whatever name you give God - Creator - Spirit
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Derek
May 31, 2009 Derek rated it liked it
This is Julia Cameron’s personal journey through doubt and uncertainty. There’s no table of contents, since the whole thing is written as one long chapter. In the early part of the book, I felt like I was reading someone else’s private journal. Julia Cameron says she found the writing of this material to be therapeutic. Then she begins to introduce vignettes drawn from friends’ lives, and toward the end she includes reflections on Bible verses. Her initial doubts turn to reassurance and confiden ...more
Lorraine
Jun 19, 2009 Lorraine rated it it was amazing
I really liked this new book from Julia Cameron. It is not a workbook, as many of her other books are, or poetry, fiction, drama, but a rambling discourse on God. So rambling, in fact, that there are no chapters, which is about the only thing I would quibble with Julia about. No, I did not agree with everything she said, but she is entitled to her opinions. Less Christocentric than most of the more evangelical reading I've done, I nonetheless was able to deeply relate to her images of God and he ...more
Alex
Nicely written if not terribly original, this book quotes liberally from Scripture to support the idea that the laws of life are designed for abundance and higher good. What feels like hardship can just be a landing point on the way to greater blessings. Cameron ties this all loosely into the creative process and quotes from various friends of hers who have gained faith through their creativity and hardships. Will appeal to fans of Marianne Williamson.
Michael Hsu
Mar 19, 2015 Michael Hsu rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
This book is certainly very different from other books I’ve read about faith. I was drawn to this book hoping to read some meaningful message on how to weather the storms in my spiritual life, what I got instead was a lot random ramblings about the authors’ personal struggle with faith and those of her friends.
Emily
Mar 17, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it
An interesting read. Cameron bares her thoughts and feelings about faith in a very open and candid way. There are no chapters in the book, rather she conveys her messages as if writing free-form in a journal. Although repetitive in some places, there are definitely some wise passages that I will keep in mind.
Anne
Mar 16, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
There were no chapters, all 221 pages weren't divided at all & it was almost like a stream of consciousness. Or maybe a long conversation with the reader's responses left out...? I'm not sure it helped or hindered the reading of it but it didn't hinder too much.
Elio
Apr 27, 2012 Elio rated it it was amazing
Julia truly captured the essence of Faith and Will. A beautifully written book that will give you hope, encouragement, strength to keep on keepin' on.
Adrianne
Caught my heart! I used it as a morning contemplation read. LOVED it and think it would be a good CSLSR month theme book.
Devora
Jun 27, 2012 Devora rated it liked it
A bit much on the biblical quotes, but good in small doses.
Alice Allan
Life-changing - in a good way!
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Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers The Artist's Way, Walking In This World and The Right to Write) and countless television, film, and theater scripts to her credit. Writing since the age of 18, Cameron has a long list of screenplay and teleplay credits to her name, including an episode of Miami Vice, and Elvis and the Beau ...more
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“There is no fact, no detail of our life too sordid for God's intervention. God has seen murder. God has seen rape. God has seen drug addiction's and alcoholism's utter degradation. God is available to us no matter what our circumstances. God can find us in a crack house. God can find us crumpled in a doorway or cowering on a park bench. We need only reach out to discover that God reaches back. We are led a step at a time even when we feel we are alone. Sometimes God talks to us through people. Sometimes God reaches us through circumstances or coincidence. God has a million ways to reach out to us, and when we are open to it, we begin to sense the touch of God coming to us from all directions.” 27 likes
“We will experience the life we have the faith to experience.” 7 likes
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