Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: A New Way to Be Human by Robert V. Taylor

A New Way to Be Human is an invaluable guide for individuals intent on transforming their lives, revolutionizing our society, and refining our world. It is for those who seek:
  • An impactful life of meaning and purpose, love and hope, compassion and delight
  • The courage to cross the boundaries of religion and move beyond the demonizing debates about gender equality and human sexuality
  • The spiritual wisdom discovered in the many forms and disguises of the Holy
By identifying 7 pivotal, universally recognizable life occurrences as spiritual pathways, A New Way to Be Human will immediately connect you to actionable personal spiritual practices.

From his miraculous physical healing as a teenager in Cape Town, to fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu, to his eventual appointment as one of the United State's highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests, Robert's life shows anyone how to integrate personal spirituality with a legacy of compassionate purpose in the world--and invites others to do the same.

Received for review.

Since the author was born and raised in South Africa (he's white, by the way) there was quite a bit about race relations in the book. This, in combination with the religious aspects of the book, didn't particularly impress me.

The messages are generally positive and to encourage the reader to become the best person they can be. Some of the inspirations provided are beneficial, but obviously not everything is for everyone. Every reader should take away something new and different. I recommend this for those looking for a more spiritual take on self-improvement.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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