A Way Out of the Trap: A Ten-Step Program for Spiritual Growth

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2007 - Religion - 241 pages
An easy-to-follow guide for people of all faiths who want to reconnect with God and live more fulfilling lives. A Way Out of the Trap: A Ten-Step Program for Spiritual Growth offers a process by which the spiritually hungry can find the faith, hope, and spiritual sustenance needed to break out of the trap of hopelessness. Author Nathan Rutstein outlines a spiritual path that can help people of all faiths to reconnect with God. The result is a practical guide to understanding the purpose of life and how to live it.
 

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Contents

Acknowledg merits
1
1 Surviving the SelfMade Trap
5
2 Fleeing the Trap
13
3 Overcoming Our Distorted View of Reality
21
4 Understanding the Principle of the Oneness of Humankind
37
5 Understanding the Nature of a Human Being
45
6 The Nature of the Soul
59
7 Spiritual Development
73
10 Waiting for a Divine Educator
107
11 New Light for Humanity
113
12 Finding Our Capacity for Spiritual Growth
119
13 The Portrait of an Ideal Human Being
137
14 The Battle Between Our False Self and True Self
145
16 Internalizing the Word of God 173
206
21 Accepting the Challenge
217
Bibliography
225

8 The Rise and Fall of Religion
87
9 A Crying Need for a Divine Educator
99

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About the author (2007)

Nathan Rutstein was an author, lecturer, college educator, and former network journalist. He wrote numerous books about life, spirituality, racism, education, and the oneness of humanity. He was one of the founders of the Institute for the Healing of Racism in the United States and lectured at scores of colleges, universities, and government institutions on the subject.

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