Feeling Disconnected? This new book reveals spiritual ties between self, family, and community. A Wayfarer’s Guide describes a journey to fulfilment.
Is spiritual development simply a personal matter, or can it translate into a better connection with our families and communities? In turn, how does the outside world act on us spiritually? Author Joseph Sheppherd answers these fundamentally important—but seldom asked—questions in A Wayfarer’s Guide to Bringing the Sacred Home. The book explores issues that shape our lives and the lives of those around us: the vital role of personal transformation in spiritual growth, the importance of spiritual training in raising children, the divine purpose of marriage and family, and processes for building strong communities.
“Each of us brings a variety of things home in the course of our lifetime,” Sheppherd writes, “both to the house in which we dwell and the home within our heart.” Not only material things, but also ideas, attitudes, and ways of looking at our loved ones, neighbors, humankind, and ourselves. A Wayfarer’s Guide offers a fresh perspective on human spiritual needs, presenting practical steps for bringing God into one’s life, building family unity, ensuring marital harmony, raising children spiritually, uniting with each other and the world, achieving gender equality, working toward racial unity, and serving others.