Choosing Authenticity by Richard N. Southworth M.A.

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


Contemporary Religion is not enough. The religious imperatives of belief, ritual, experience, community, service, and values are not enough. Contemporary Culture is not enough. The cultural imperatives of acceptance, success, power, wealth, and pleasure are not enough. Both religion and culture are important, even crucial to living a full life, but they are not enough.

Choosing authenticity is the only thing that is enough. Choosing to live our lives in a way that integrates the religious and cultural imperatives and moves us toward wholeness and holiness is the only thing that is enough. We long for a No BS Spirituality that changes the way we actually experience and live our lives. We need spiritual practice that facilitates that growth and transformation and conversion of heart. Our deepest desire is for our active lives to actually become more and more an authentic expression of who we are and who we are called to be by that Mysterious Other we call God. We long for spiritual practice that actually moves us forward on our own unique Journey Toward Spiritual Maturity.

My desire is that these reflections will respond to that longing. Read, reflect, and enjoy!

About Richard N. Southworth M.A.

See more books from this Author
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies and Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation. My diverse experience as a police officer and retreat center administrator provides a crucial balance between spirituality and the real world of people, events and things."I am always responsible for both my inner and my outer responses to the people, events, and things that make up my life. Always!
Published April 7, 2011 by BookBaby. 258 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review