Gene Ruyle

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in Beatrice, Nebraska, The United States




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May 2012


"Gene Ruyle is a contemporary philosopher who has something important to say."
--Atlanta Journal/Constitution

Author, actor, playwright/composer, psychologist, philosopher, poet, and priest.

Born in Beatrice, Nebraska on the Great Plains. Enlisted in the Marine Corps for two years right out of high school, with college and seminary coming immediately thereafter. Active professional in all of the fields mentioned above. Abiding work focuses on the major modes of human becoming, the meaning an individual fashions and lives by, and on the ways in which bothsoul and spirit manifest themselves in all aspects of human life.

Average rating: 4.75 · 4 ratings · 1 review · 3 distinct works
The Stuff of a Lifetime: Se...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Making a Life: Career, Comm...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1983
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Christian Believing (Church...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1979
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The Stuff of a Lifetime: Self, Sense, Soul, and Spirit in Human Experience (Nonfiction)
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Description: A book to help people understand what they are doing with their lives. Addressing its readers directly and as individuals, this book allows them to move through it in their own way. It takes them on a wide-ranging expedition into their lives, so that they may be better guided by their own uniqueness. It seeks to enkindle within people the desire to reclaim their bodies, recover their souls, and re-enter the world.
Mark Twain: A Life
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Returning to Earth
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“A half truth is much worse than a whole lie because it makes it even harder to tell the difference between the two.”
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“Shadows show the direction in which the light lies, but you have to travel to make it to where it is.”
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