Finding God Beyond Religion: A Guide for Skeptics, Agnostics & Unorthodox Believers Inside & Outside the Church (Walking Together, Finding the Way)

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Take Your Understanding of Church Teachings from Limiting to Life-Giving―and Free Your Faith to Flourish

"No longer sustained by easy answers, we may find ourselves standing before a three-pronged fork in the road: we can wander in the direction of conventional beliefs and practices, we can reject God and turn away from religion altogether, or we can embrace our uncertainty as an invitation to a more vital understanding of both God and religion."
―from the Introduction

Do you describe yourself as "spiritual but not religious"? Whether young or old, church connected or not, are you spiritually restless for an authentic faith life but do not find conventional religious teachings pertinent to you?

This accessible guide to a meaningful spiritual life is a salve for your soul. It reinterprets traditional religious teachings central to the Christian faith―God, Jesus, faith, prayer, morality and more―in ways that connect with people who have outgrown the beliefs and devotional practices that once made sense to them. It helps you find new ways to understand and relate to traditional, narrowly defined Christian "truths" that honor their full spiritual power and scope, and opens your mind and heart to the full impact of Christian teachings.

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"I'm spiritual but not religious" is a phrase no longer voiced by only the young and those who have left the church. It is now a phrase used to describe the spiritual lives of the middle-aged and beyond, as well as those who continue to seek sustenance for their souls within church settings. Whether young or old, church-connected or not, there is a spiritual restlessness among those who seek an authentic faith life but do not find conventional religious teachings meaningful.

This accessible guide to a meaningful spiritual life is a salve for the spiritually anxious and hungry. It reinterprets traditional religious teachings central to the Christian faith God, Jesus, faith, prayer, morality and more in a way that connects with those who have outgrown the beliefs and devotional practices that once made sense to them. It helps readers find new ways to understand and relate to traditional, narrowly defined Christian "truths" that honor their full spiritual power and scope.

Ideal for personal spiritual nourishment, small group practice or as a spiritual direction resource, this guide invites readers to open their minds and hearts to the full impact of Christian teachings and to consider alternative ways to understand them.

About the Author:

Tom Stella, a former Catholic priest, is author of A Faith Worth Believing and The God Instinct. He is a hospice chaplain, visiting professor of religion at Colorado College, a retreat facilitator and spiritual director and cofounder of Soul Link, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring spiritual seekers together.

Tom Stella is available to speak on the following topics:

  • CPR for the Soul
  • Living in the "I" of the Hurricane
  • Thomas Merton: Guide for a Seeker's Soul
  • A Community of Mystics: A New Old Way of Being Church
  • Becoming Our True Self Again
  • Meaning In the Madness
  • Religion: Help or Hindrance on the Spiritual Path?
  • A Spirituality for Men



The Rev. Canon Marianne Wells Borg is former canon pastor at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and founding director of The Center for Spiritual Development, an outreach ministry engaging in Christian life in the twenty-first century.

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