The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Book Review
by DAVID BRADSHAW

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” -Andrew Carnegie

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.”
-Francis of Assisi

INTRODUCTION

On this day…


$20 retail — The School of Life — www.theschooloflife.com — A Book Review by David Bradshaw, My Idea Factory

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Introduction

The premise of this outstanding publication is simple: “Love is a skill, not an emotion.” …


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Introduction: Listening Within Imagination

In Part 1 of this book review we discovered the Celtic tradition’s emphasis upon seeing the image of God in everything and everyone and why it is best…


Listening For The Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality by Dr. John Philip Newell —Book Review — Part 2 of 3

Introduction: Listening Within Creation

In Part 1 of this book review we discovered the Celtic tradition’s emphasis upon seeing the image of God in everything and everyone and why it is best reflected…


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Introduction: What a Reawakened Christianity Might Look Like

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light…


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“An event has happened upon which it is difficult to speak and impossible to be silent.” -Edmund Burke

From Rubble to Redemption offers readers a fresh reflection on 9–11 — the greatest…


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15 Reasons I No Longer Believe in Eternal Damnation

“I believe in hell, but I don’t believe anyone is there.” -Teresa de Avila

“Heaven and hell are more states of consciousness now and later, than geographic places.” -Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II

The historic fear of “hell” is increasingly going to hell.

In it’s place is a growing…


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Review: WHAT THE MYSTICS KNOW: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self
by RICHARD ROHR, CAC.org
Reviewed by David Bradshaw, Blissfull.org

INTRODUCTION

I’ve been a fan of Richard Rohr since reading “Falling Upward” in 2013 and “Eager To Love” in 2014. Richard Rohr is an authentic spiritual teacher who promotes balancing…

David Bradshaw

Contemplative reader, writer, musician

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