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The Spirituality of Imperfection

Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Narrated by: David Drummond
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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I am not perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these troubled times. Who are we? Why do we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves and others? By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we begin to ease the hurt and move toward a greater sense of serenity and self-awareness.

The Spirituality of Imperfection brings together stories from many spiritual and philosophical paths, weaving past traditions into a spirituality and a new way of thinking and living that works today. It speaks to anyone who yearns to find meaning within suffering. Beyond theory and technique, inside this remarkable audiobook you will find a new way of thinking, a way of living that enables a truly human existence.

©1992 Ernest Kurtz, PhD, and Katherine Ketcham (P)2014 Tantor

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Let's let go

As one who would describe himself as a follower of Bill & Bob I would heartily recommend like minded people to embrace this book gratefully .

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  • Jennifer
  • 28-02-15

Love view of spirituality!

Being new to AA, I am working on 2nd step where I come to understand what my higher power will be. This book provided a view of spirituality I never heard of before. I started listening to it for a second time right away. Beautiful stories! Great connections between AA approach and other wisdom traditions. So much to gain from this book!

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  • Lynda
  • 08-10-15

.Best Description of AA History & 12 Steps

Loved it. Very inspirational and I have a better understanding of the Spiritual descriptions. Motivating.

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  • Beth m. Echols
  • 19-06-15

Amazing

Absolutely fantastic and healing. Buy now. A wonderful collection of stories and insights. A cult classic

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  • Thomas J. Phelan
  • 07-06-15

Anecdotes galore!

I love this book. The stories are very engaging and the premise of imperfect spirituality as the true human condition resonates deeply. Due to the varied stories, the narration could have been more dynamic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-09-14

Wonderful

What made the experience of listening to The Spirituality of Imperfection the most enjoyable?

I got to fully enjoy and understand the true meaning of spirituality.

What other book might you compare The Spirituality of Imperfection to and why?

There is no book that can compare.

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  • Ron
  • 21-06-19

An Agnostic account of Alcoholics Anonymous

I tried going through this but as many of the other negative comments said it goes round and round with words. The book was referred by a friend but I had no idea it was related to Alcoholics Anonymous and somewhat a retelling of their beliefs. If I had to live with this theology I would be greatly confused. For me being a christian is a clear and concise path. Not the meandering of thought found in this book.

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  • Dan King
  • 19-03-19

From a Recovering Addict....

One of the most healing books ever written, since the Basic Book gave us the 12 steps.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-01-19

Ego Supression

Supress ego over and over. Message got boring. Amazingly wide ranging scope of stories, proverbs.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-19

very inspiring

I found the information in this book very inspiring and insightful. it helped me to understand some things that I have felt and yet was confused thinking I was maybe thinking crazy thoughts

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  • Craig L
  • 16-01-19

A book to read again and again

This is one of those books that has so much content that you can read it over and over and gain new insights each time. there are a lot of anecdotal stories throughout the book.

I felt this was a helpful book to read while attending Al-Anon.

I definitely love this book and learned a lot.