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Expert Recommendations for Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions
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.
— Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Author of Conscience: The Duty to Obey and the Duty to Disobey
Religious polarization and intolerance threaten our peace and prosperity. David Lundberg identifies thirty-three basic values shared by seven world religions, giving us the opportunity to understand that all have the same common messages to mankind. It is up to us to try to bridge the gaps between cultures and religions, and this book will help us. It allows us to hope for and work toward a better world tomorrow than the one we live in today.
–Mobeen Khaja, President, Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada
With so much debate raging on about religion today, it’s hard to remember the key values. Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions looks to cut through the nonsense of divisions of the world religions and tries to outline the truth by focusing on what value religions have in common…. A fine dive into the world of God that much of the world could do well remembering.
—Midwest Book Review
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a devastating refutation of those dark spirits who claim that world religions are hopelessly different. Differences there are — and they should be celebrated. But Lundberg here shows how close the world faiths are on the core issues of mercy, forgiveness, repentance, honesty, patience – in fact, 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
Of all the volumes I have read throughout the decades concerning the universal truths flowing throughout the world’s major religions, this book by author C. David Lundberg, Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions: Practical Principles for Living and Loving in Peace is the most complete, accurate and comprehensive. As I have said for so many years, whenever a faith begins to go beyond certain common “spiritual truths” it doesn’t take a genius to see the hand of man rather that the guiding light of God.
Without condemnation and convoluted reasoning, Lundberg clearly and concisely guides the reader through each of the world’s major religions and uses that religion’s sacred texts to show these common denominators.
In my own faith, Christ’s revelation and definition of the Holy Spirit (the literal voice of God) wholeheartedly agrees with Lundberg’s proposition, “We have forgotten who we are…..Every world religion says that God is within you and that you have unlimited love, wisdom and power. You are a child of God, a unique spiritual aspect of awareness. You are spirit, temporarily inhabiting a physical form…..The truth of your divinity is simple and powerful. What is important is that you accept what rings true in your heart…..grow in divine love, wisdom and power.”
What can anyone born of man who truly loves God say other than, “Amen!”
— Rev. Ernest A. Steadman, Universal Peace Ambassador, Geneva, Switzerland; Founder of the Knights of Good Works and the United Interfaith Ministers Association
Lundberg’s obvious devotion speaks to the heart and soul, urging us to align with the Divine that abides within each of us. By our willing acceptance of unity, Divine Purpose naturally unfolds and brings an end to unfounded religious conflicts, thus ushering in peaceful co-existence.
—The US Review of Books
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a whiff of fresh air from very old religions. In the world divided by respective dogmas of religions this very scholarly book by David Lundberg tries to and succeeds in removing our blinkers. God bless him and his mission.
— Swami Agnivesh, Chairperson of the UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery; founder-head of the Bandhu Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front); President of the World Council of Arya Samaj
David Lundberg’s Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a remarkable book that takes us to the heart and soul of the teachings of the world’s religions. At a time in history when the rise of distorted forms of the major religions are being used to promote and justify violence and injustice, war and conflict, it is a blessing to have the wonderful compilation of quotes from the Sacred Writings that illustrate so clearly the common values and beliefs in world religions of the teachings of peace, justice, mercy, compassion, and understanding.
— Dr. Michael McKale, Professor of Philosophical & Religious Studies; Director, Institute for Ethics Saint Francis University
In this time of violence between and within many of the world’s religions, it is extremely important, perhaps vital for our survival, for all of us to understand one another’s religions and teachings. Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is an indispensable guide to the commonalities in the major world religions. C. David Lundberg shines a clear moral spotlight on what we need to know about each other, and therefore allows us to reach out to one another. We should be grateful for his compassionate and clear voice.
— Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington DC
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is an amazing undertaking! The book has much to offer, especially for those who aren’t familiar with religions other than their own. Lundberg’s research is presented in segments of basic principles, with special emphasis on teachings that validate them. All in all a good resource book for teachers of religion, and an accessible tool for students and those on the journey.
— Kay Lindahl, Founder, The Alliance for Spiritual Community; Chair of The North American Interfaith Network; author of The Sacred Art of Listening
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is an important educational tool for constructing attitude of respect for ‘the other’. It provides a significant service in bringing together selected religious sources on a wide variety of religious principles. This service is especially meaningful thanks to the author’s decision to put an emphasis on traditional ‘orthodox’ approaches and bringing direct quotes from sacred texts. In this way the book teaches what the different religions really have in common, which teaches us not to see ‘the other’ as a threat and to really respect him.
— Dr. Yehuda Stolov, Executive Director, Interfaith Encounter Association
David Lundberg distills the spiritual essence of each of seven major religions with examples from sacred and other writings that often reach exalted levels of literary expression. Despite historical, creedal, and philosophical differences, world religions do in fact bear remarkable similarities. The author’s premise that varied religious traditions intuit the same knowledge of God should encourage devotees of every faith in their quest. The usefulness of this innovative book in enhanced by easy-to-follow presentation, extensive suggestions for further reading, and a detailed index. What a great resource for preachers and all seekers!
–Ruth Hoppin, Author of Priscilla’s Letter: Finding the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews
Does an excellent job of raising questions that in turn lead readers to learn about the different faiths in a way that is accepting of other belief systems.
Religion and spirituality are frequent subjects of conversation and controversy. More people are killed in the name of God than anything else. Many are passionate about their beliefs and avow that theirs is the only path to God salvation. C. David Lundberg has taken on the monumental task of showing the reader the similarities rather than the differences between major world religions, proving that they have the power to unify rather than divide. If people of all religious backigrounds would read the book, we would have a better chance of understanding each other and achieving world peace.
—New Age Journal
I was fascinated by this thought-provoking, well-documented study of the world’s major religions and their insights into universal truths. This captivating work provides a rich perspective of principles that support our spiritual journey and confirms that we are truly all one with each other. For all of us who are on a path that seeks understanding and diverse viewpoints, this book is invaluable.
–Cyndie Koopsen, co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing
This book is exactly the need of the hour. The author’s careful and profound analysis of the similarities of the world’s major religious teachings is knowledge that everyone who is seeking to grow in the consciousness of Oneness can make use of. Reading it carefully one must come away with a new or a renewed sense of the extreme importance of each choice to love God and the God in each of us, however varied are the names of God being used. The book and it’s essential messages are a significant contribution to the raising of the consciousness of the individuals and of the planet as a whole toward greater peace and harmony. I am glad that this book has been written.
–Caroline Hanstke, Psychologist, Co-author of, Why We Do What We Do
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a gift to our fragmented world–a thoughtful reference guide for all spiritual leaders and seekers that provides the incentives and the substance for reconciliation. Lundberg creates a bridge to higher consciousness by drawing forth universal spiritual principles, and illuminating both our divine oneness and uniqueness. This book is a treasure to keep close at hand–a rich and inspiring resource in understanding our spiritual relationship to one another.
–Alberta Fredricksen, Author of Resume of A Disciple – Stepping Up Spiritually;
Consultant, Certified Spiritual Life Coach, Minister, Educator. www.resumeofadisciple.com
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions is a profoundly inspiring and grounded offering to world peace. C. David Lundberg has carefully – and with wisdom – chosen traditional scriptural teachings of the world’s seven major religions and offered them to us to drink in the universal truths found within. This book is not only for reading, contemplation, and meditation, it is a guide for seekers and a bridge for greater understanding. Lundberg solidly prompts us to focus on our purpose, our responsibilities and to enter into our own heartspace for the truth beyond the words. I recommend this book as foundational study for all seekers in pursuit of world peace and harmony. I plan to introduce this book into my interfaith community’s spiritual development curriculum as an accessible, enjoyable and transformative journey through the world’s religions.
— Reverend Karen Lindquist, Interfaith Community Church
Lundberg’s work draws from all major religions the universal principles that transcend religious boundaries and expose our shared spiritual heritage. It is a rich compilation of fundamental truths that are applied to all areas of personal living and outline a path to peace and unity among all people. He brings our focus back to our true identity and our oneness as brothers and sisters in the one family of God.
–Rev. Carl Showalter, Pastor, Spiritual Awareness Fellowship of Chicago; founder of Quantum Living Institute. www.spiritualawarenessfellowship.org; www.quantumlivinginstitute.org.
That the world religions, while differing from one another, mediate the same truths about divinity and the human vocation is demonstrated in this book by the collection of beautiful quotations gathered from diverse religious traditions.
–Dr. Gregory Baum, Professor Emeritus, McGill University
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions offers a wonderful and simpler way of looking at the world, and it’s backed up by the common principles shared by all the major religions. It opens wide the door for a new era of peace, greater spirituality, fulfillment, love, and joy! If you believe in God, buy this and read it! Even if you’re not sure about God, this book could make you very interested in who believes what.
–Marian Salzman, named among the “top five trendspotters in the world”; author of fifteen books, partner and CMO, Porter Novelli; former CMO, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
I am passionate about what David has set forth in this book. I believe that in our current global environment it is becoming imperative that we focus on our commonalities rather than our differences.
–Andrew J. Blumenschein, International Event Facilitator and Lecturer
Lundberg’s book highlights the universal themes behind all perennial wisdom teachings, gently reminding us that it is because of their very universality that these teachings have withstood the test of time. We have arrived in an era in which all faiths are enjoined to treat one another with harmony and respect. This is no longer a luxury but a necessity for global survival. Today we need heart-centered consciousness which is unconditional love and acceptance of all faiths in their infinite diversity. We are the eyes and ears of a God who experiences itself through an infinite possibility of perspectives. By embodying the rules for loving living as the author suggests, we can rise to the call of being true custodians of divine love on the planet, as we honor it inside ourselves and embrace it within others. This book is based on love. It brings to the reader a sense of wellness and a light to the heart.
–Joy Leo, MA Buddhism, spiritual counselor, author, Buddhist-life coach
Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions can help humanity face today’s growing challenges and transform the world into a better place for all of us. A highly recommended read.
–Geela Parish, author of The American Dream
C. David Lundberg has truly given a wonderful gift to humanity! I was raised as a traditional Catholic, and my own spiritual awareness has expanded in response to the contact I have had with patients over the years in my practice of clinical Psychology. Mr. Lundberg has accomplished what I have strongly wanted to do. He has carefully researched and documents the truth of the perspective which I have intuitively felt. That is, the various religions across the world are all pointing to the same conclusion, which is even more relevant and important, given that in recent years, there has been so much division among humans actively promoted by various groups with their own political agendas. This book is truly a breath of fresh air and a shining and loving light to illuminate the darkness. God Bless You Mr. Lundberg! Frankly I strongly feel that He/She already has!
–Dr. John A. Healy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
David Lundberg’s book is a very powerful work that touches the heart and soul in a very unique and direct way. Spiritual beauty permeates the book as it points the way to unity and understanding in the mystical contexts of the world’s major religions. The straightforward, easy-to-understand style belies the fact of the very deep, significant principles involved in the subject matter. I think this book makes the world a better place; people who read it will be blessed.
–Rev. David Bunn Martine, Director/Curator Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum
Lundberg’s research enlightens us to the reality that among the great religions of the world, there is only disparity within the intricacy of the teachings, with little difference in the message. The magnanimity and sincerity toward all the major religions shown by Lundberg will make Unifying Truths of the World’s Religions a most treasured addition to your library.
–Don Bergeron, BA Sociology, MS Community Health Administration