two new books - coming soon
from Inner Pathway Publishing
give me the springtime of your blushing heart - a poetic love song
By Dedan Gills and Belvie Rooks, partners in love and life, co-founders of Growing a Global Heart. The book features Dedan's poems edited by Belvie, and some of their conversations about the healing and transformative impact of love in the world. (See Belvie in upcoming event at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.)
THE POWER OF LOVE: A transformed heart changes the world
The Power of Love is an inspiring chronicle of life-changing encounters, personal transformation, and a vision of love that transcends the everyday definition, to embrace unconditional goodwill, kindness, and compassion, based on the knowledge that all beings are one family, one with the entire universe, and that our capacity to love is one of the world’s most hidden yet potent resources. Unexpectedly changed by love, Fran Grace went on a journey to learn more about its power to transform and heal. She interviewed renowned spiritual teachers, scientists, activists, and artists, chosen with the help of her spiritual teacher. Each one helped her overcome obstacles on her path and revealed the power of love to be the next frontier of global consciousness.
Includes encounters with: H.H. the 17th Karmapa, David. R. and Susan Hawkins, Llewellyn and Anat Vaughan-Lee, Huston Smith, Mother Teresa, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, The International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Viktor Frankl (with his grandson Alexander Vesely and Frankl family agent Mary Cimiluca), Betty J. Eadie, Father Pavlos of Sinai, Swami Chidatmananda, Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, William and Jean Tiller.
“In these pages are told the simple secrets of love, and Fran’s story to uncover and live them..... Here are our tears and crises, sudden moments of joy, simple human experiences combined with the taste of a deeper truth. This is the most precious offering we can make to life, to live this story, just as Fran has lived hers.”
-- from the Foreword by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Sufi teacher, interviewed on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, author of over twenty books, including Sufism: Transformation of the Heart, Love is a Fire, and Spiritual Ecology.
"This spiritual autobiography assures spiritual seekers that there is a hidden Presence that accompanies and supports all of us, even in times of 'aridity.' The book is very timely for a fractured world that needs to be reminded of the One in whom we all—regardless of religious affiliation—live and move and have our being. Love, truly, is the underlying path for all of us."
-- Wilkie Au, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, and author of several award-winning books, including By Way of the Heart: Toward a Holistic Spirituality.
“This book is wonderful. It gives me hope. It’s such a good look at what people from all walks of life go through on a spiritual path. ‘Doc’ is still teaching...”
--Susan J. Hawkins, President, The Institute for Spiritual Research founded by Dr. David R. "Doc" Hawkins (author of Power vs. Force and Letting Go)