By C. David Lundberg
of the World’s Religions
Practical Principles for Living and Loving in Peace
It is only natural that God would give all people simple universal principles for living life, which if followed, would lead to the most fulfilling, loving, successful, and enjoyable life. These principles can be found commonly held within the sacred texts of all world religions. It’s logical to embrace these unifying truths and enjoy their supreme, eternal benefits.
A Blueprint for Living
It’s vital to establish, out of the tens of thousands of books on spirituality and religion, filled with thousands of concepts, the information we can be most certain of, that we can depend on, amidst all the speculation and misinterpretations. The most powerful and life-changing religious and spiritual principles are those commonly held by every world religion. These principles are far more important than any actual or perceived differences in the religions. Why do we need to know and apply these principles? One reason is to provide the motivation and the ability to love more–to love God more, to love others more, and ourselves.
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a devastating refutation of those dark spirits who claim that world religions are hopelessly different…All the great moral teachings of every religion are undeniably present in all the rest. A splendid achievement.
–Dr. Tim Winter, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
The Meaning and Purpose of Life (and more)
Our spirituality and divine nature are far more important and powerful than is currently apparent. These principles form the heart of spirituality and religion. The sacred texts of our world religions hold the keys to understanding why we exist, and how to achieve a successful and fulfilling life. The keys are clearly evident within the 33 Principles.
Our True Divine Identity
All world religions affirm that we are a divine sons and daughters of God, with unlimited potential.
He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
We can embrace the divine within ourselves, so we can embrace the divine within others. This is the path to Universal Brotherhood and understanding, the trek to world peace.
The Keys to World Peace as well as Personal Enlightenment
A survey conducted by Harris Interactive revealed that 69% of American adults believe that religious differences are the biggest roadblock to attaining world peace. While virtually all true believers claim that their God embodies love and goodness, it often seems as though the world’s major religions disagree on most important issues. This is a myth, as the numerous Universal Truths commonly held within all major world religions will testify.
Given that all we share, established within this book, is far grander than what we don’t, if enough people embrace these timeless truths, world peace could be established on earth.
Common Values Bind Us All
The 33 commonly held teachings of world religions, which have the power to break down barriers, bring us all together. By focusing on our commonalities rather than our differences, we can transcend the ill-conceived hatred, rabid ignorance, and greed that have caused so much of our past suffering.
In a world where many conflicts, acts of violence and misunderstandings have been attributed to religions and their differences, it is important of us to have a tool that leads us back to the fundamental values and principles which were given to us…Lundberg’s patient research pulls together these teachings for us in a succinct, clear and meaningful way.–Audrey Kitagawa, Special Advisor to the World Federation of United Nations Associations
How do we achieve world peace? We start with the common bonds, then build. Start with the fundamentals, get past the theology and focus on the ideology.
Lundberg presents inspirational principles from sacred texts in a wondrous and ingenious way. He gives greater meaning to what we think we already understand, further deepening and clarifying what we need most–a sense of oneness and promise and peace. Every place of worship would do well to have a copy of this book.–Lewis M. Randa, Founder and Director, the Peace Abbey
These principles that are shared by world religions are essentialfor true and long-lasting world peace.
Love Creates Joyous Living
In our heart and soul we know that love is of utmost importance to God, and an inherent part of our divine nature. Discover how love ties together all 33 Principles that God has given to us.
Forgiveness is Golden
Forgiveness is the greatest need of our time, as it is an essential prerequisite to our love. Discover how to more easily forgive all who have wronged you.
Religions agree on what is most important–the application of these core teachings can significantly improve our life experience. Whether you’re a new or seasoned spiritual seeker, churchgoer, world-peace advocate, or religious scholar, the information and inspiration to enjoy a life of greater love, wisdom, and success is now available.
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C. David Lundberg
C. DAVID LUNDBERG is a lifelong researcher of spirituality and the world’s religions. Raised in a family business of spiritual publishing, David realized 40 years ago that the spiritual answers he sought were beyond traditional Christianity. His search has included research into Christian texts that were excluded from the Bible, and encompassed sacred texts across the religious spectrum, active membership in spiritual/religious organizations, prayer, meditation, and spiritual experiences that have impacted his life. He is passionate about bringing people together by sharing the truths at the heart of all spiritual traditions, in line with his undeniable prompting to establish God’s Universal Truths. He is a minister with the Spiritual Awareness Fellowship and Pathways of Light.
I had to write this book. I do not believe that the world can have true peace until the common universal principles have been firmly established. Today, I consider myself a Christian–yet also to a large extent a Hindu and Buddhist –really a friend and fellow member of all true religions. Like a growing number of people, I see myself as a trans-religious seeker, an aspect of spirit who seeks and loves spiritual truth wherever it is found.
An avid reader and researcher, David also enjoys playing piano, kayaking, and travel. He lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Gretchen.
- Winner, National Indie Excellence Book Award
- Winner, USA Book News National Best Book Award
- Winner, Nautilus Silver Award
- Winner, New England Book Festival
- Finalist, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year
Lundberg presents inspirational principles from sacred texts in a wondrous and ingenious way. By cross-referencing faiths against the back drop of religious themes, he successfully imbues greater meaning into what we think we already understand — which in turn provides greater depth and clarity to that which is needed most — a sense of oneness and promise, and a sense of peace.
Every pew in every place of worship would do well to have a copy of Lundberg’s book. One need only open it to any page to soon realize that the God of others, and your God, are one and the same. This book proves, whether you believe in God or not, that God believes in you.”
— Lewis M. Randa, Founder / Director The Peace Abbey
David Lundberg has written a timely, and much needed book that draws our attention to the commonality of universal truths that run through the world’s major religions. In a world where many conflicts, acts of violence and misunderstandings have been attributed to religions and their differences, it is important for us to have a tool that leads us back to the fundamental values and principles which were given to us.
With the growing global complexities facing us, we must increasingly seek out the common ground that will help to guide us toward loving, harmonious and compassionate living which these sacred teachings reveal. Lundberg’s patient research pulls together these teachings for us in a succinct, clear and meaningful way.
— Audrey E. Kitagawa, Special Advisor to the World Federation of United Nations Associations;
Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns
Beneath and beyond doctrine and dogma, this ecumenical treasure book articulates the respect and love within each religion.
— RaMHarold M. Schulweis, Author of Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
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The first 5 Universal Principles of Understanding – The meaning and purpose of life is: Life, with God, is good, and filled with Love. Life is meant to be good, despite all appearances of negativity and suffering.
David and I were in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates in August 2008. We decided to leave the airport with another passenger that we met on the flight. Our new friend was a Jewish attorney who was traveling on to Nepal, as we were.