Over thousands of years, different beliefs, priorities, ways of thinking, and religions emerged from various cultures. Yet differences in religions were never meant to fuel hatred and wars, or breed discord and violence. While seeming differences exist among the world’s great traditions, their most important principles are, in fact, universal. They can be found within every one of the great religions. The differences in religions only make life, love, and God easier for each culture to understand and assimilate.
God has made different religions to suit different aspirations, times, and countries. All doctrines are only so many paths; but a path is by no means God Himself. Indeed, one can reach God if one follows any of the paths with whole-hearted devotion…
People in ignorance say, ‘My religion is the only one, my religion is the best.’ But when a heart is illumined by true knowledge, it knows that above all these wars of sects and sectarians presides the one indivisible, eternal, all-knowing bliss.
– Sri Ramakrishna, an Indian holy man
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions presents the simple and positive principles of life shared by all the world’s major religions. These truths can bring us together, instead of driving us apart. They comprise a foundation of knowledge that God has consistently given to us. By focusing on this set of comprehensive and guiding truths rather than our far-less-important differences, we can transcend the hatred, ignorance, and greed that have caused so much of our past destruction, and enjoy the personal benefits of applying these principles.
Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people’s beliefs.
– Alcee Hastings, U.S. House of Representatives
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions identifies and extracts from scriptures thirty-three universal principles that are common to all world religions – including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. With over 800 quotations from sacred texts and commentary, the book reveals the simple philosophy that takes shape from those principles. It’s this philosophy that can lead us to a path of wisdom, love, and unity. To travel that path, we need to embrace the true understanding of life’s purpose, who we really are, and who and what is God. We also need to understand and apply the essential responsibilities required for living a joyous, peaceful, and loving life. Finally, we can benefit from a simple philosophy that ties our understanding and essential responsibilities together. In Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions, the universal principles are organized to facilitate understanding, as well as to illustrate their relationship to the other principles and how they fit into a general philosophy of life. Topics covered include:
- The Meaning and Purpose of Life
- Who We Really Are
- Who and What God Is
- Essentials for Loving Living
- Loving God
- Loving Your Divine Self (Love God within you)
- Loving Others (Love God within others)
- Loving What You Do (Love God within your work)
We stand at a crucial time in human history. Our planet continues to experience large-scale suffering, including starvation, disease, terrorism, war, and hatred. Now, in the twenty-first century, we also have the technological ability to destroy life and civilization as we know it. We have reached an important fork in our evolutionary road. Which path will we choose: our divine evolution or much needless suffering? When applied, the wisdom and eternal truth of the concepts outlined in Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions: Practical Principles for Living and Loving in Peace will enable you to:
- Have more love, fulfillment, and meaning in your life.
- Enjoy new levels of joy and peace.
- Take command and control of your life.
- Improve your relationships.
- Rediscover a zest for living.
- Improve your ability to succeed in any area of life.
Whether you follow a recognized religion, participate in a less traditional spiritual practice, or pursue the spirit of your own heart, Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a beautiful collection of spiritual teachings that can empower you to choose the path of peace and live with greater inspiration, strength, and wisdom.
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2010
Recipient of several awards and numerous professional endorsements.
448 pages, 6×9, $18.95