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I am not perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these troubled times. Who are we? Why do we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves and others? By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we begin to ease the hurt and move toward a greater sense of serenity and self-awareness.

The Spirituality of Imperfection brings together stories from many spiritual and philosophical paths, weaving past traditions into a spirituality and a new way of thinking and living that works today. It speaks to anyone who yearns to find meaning within suffering. Beyond theory and technique, inside this remarkable audiobook you will find a new way of thinking, a way of living that enables a truly human existence.

©1992 Ernest Kurtz, PhD, and Katherine Ketcham (P)2014 Tantor

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Love view of spirituality!

Being new to AA, I am working on 2nd step where I come to understand what my higher power will be. This book provided a view of spirituality I never heard of before. I started listening to it for a second time right away. Beautiful stories! Great connections between AA approach and other wisdom traditions. So much to gain from this book!

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.Best Description of AA History & 12 Steps

Loved it. Very inspirational and I have a better understanding of the Spiritual descriptions. Motivating.

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Amazing

Absolutely fantastic and healing. Buy now. A wonderful collection of stories and insights. A cult classic

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Anecdotes galore!

I love this book. The stories are very engaging and the premise of imperfect spirituality as the true human condition resonates deeply. Due to the varied stories, the narration could have been more dynamic.

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Wonderful

What made the experience of listening to The Spirituality of Imperfection the most enjoyable?

I got to fully enjoy and understand the true meaning of spirituality.

What other book might you compare The Spirituality of Imperfection to and why?

There is no book that can compare.

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befriending our flaws

Perfectionism almost prevented me from writing this review. The wisdom of the ancients and AA, packed into pithy stories, to teach those of us who cannot stand ourselves how to get up in the morning and keep living. Overwhelming earnestness makes this book more effective than the sum of its sometimes inconsistent parts.

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loved it through and through couldn't of asked for a better description of the ins and outs of how to posses an understanding in your self to allow one to begin to seek a spiritul life

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incredible read! cannot recommend this book enough

love this book from start to finish. Every page is full of wisdom, Grace, humor, and incredible insight.

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Incredibly Powerful

One of the most powerful books I have ever read. Bought the Kindle and print editions, too. Great narration. Will listen to again.

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Enlightening

A enlightening perspective of self acceptance. Loved this book and know l'll refer to it often.