Experiencing Spirituality, Finding Meaning Through Storytelling

Book cover imageFifteen-some years ago I picked up a copy of “The Spirituality of Imperfection.” Co-authored by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, it has been a favorite of mine ever since, a book I return to often for guidance and insight. This new offering, Experiencing Spirituality, Finding Meaning Through Storytelling, by the same team, has now joined the first on my shelf of favorite spiritual reads.

In this book, in some ways similar to the first, they address spirituality, not directly by talking about it, but through a collection of wisdom stories sewn together with commentary to create a work that communicates the experience of spirituality. The author’s have divided the book into fifteen sections. Each section examines a single idea, such as community, forgiveness, memory, confusion, recovery and so much more.

This is the kind of book that you can pick up and open to any page for something to contemplate at that moment, or go to a specific topic that you wish to explore. The commentary is masterful and enlightening, while allowing the stories to tell the story.

Five stars and highly recommended reading.

    1. Since quitting alcohol I have been on this slow tar like journey to learn more about spirituality so this is going straight into my Kindle.

      Thank you.

      Any other books on mindfulness and spirituality that you can recommend?

      Lee Davy


        • Hi, and welcome! Besides The Spirituality of Imperfection, mentioned above, I highly recommend Beginning Mindfulness, by Andrew Weiss (which is great for beginners, and goes beyond that) and The Mindful Path to Self-compassion, by Christopher K. Germer, PhD.


            • Hi Ron,

              Thanks for this. I have just downloadedThe Spirituality of Imperfection through Audible and it’s now my new running buddy. I will check the other titles out in due course.

              Thanks for the speedy response and keep up the good work.



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