Building Heaven on Earth: Claiming Our Human Spirit

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iUniverse, May 25, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 132 pages

Spirituality is the core of our humanness, the essence of who we are and how we express our vitality - our aliveness - whether we are religious or not. In Building Heaven on Earth, Dwight Webb encourages readers to challenge religion's claim to be caretakers of our spiritual life. He argues that we are spiritual beings by nature and that our search must first and foremost be inward, and not skyward. He ask readers to consider that it is our soul self within, that expresses our tangible apirit as we choose to act with kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.

Dr Webb draws upon his personal experiences as well as his four decades of teaching and research as a Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School at the University of New Hampshire. His book ask us to claim our human spirit and not relegate it to any religions, cults or other institutions requiring devotion and unquestioned faith. It is in our inner life that we will sort our values, our purpose, and personal meaning. It is in our inner life where we make the decisions and take responsibility for contributing to the common good, as each person builds his or her own heaven on earth.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
9
CHAPTER THREE
16
CHAPTER FOUR
26
CHAPTER FIVE
38
CHAPTER SIX
45
CHAPTER SEVEN
52
CHAPTER EIGHT
64
CHAPTER NINE
70
CHAPTER TEN
80
CHAPTER ELEVEN
89
CHAPTER TWELVE
93
Suggested Readings
106
Related Readings
108
Acknowledgements
111
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Dwight Webb earned his PhD from Stanford, University and is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of Fifty Ways to Love Your Leaver and The Soul of Counseling that together have been published in ten languages. He lives with his wife Leslie and their daughter Julia in Lee, New Hampshire.

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