When former evangelical minister Tim Sledge walked away from five decades of faith more than 10 years ago, he made a clean break-no more church, prayer, religion, or God. But there was one thing that surprised him: He still wanted to be spiritual.
Looking beyond traditional Christian views of spirituality, he found no "spiritual but not religious" model that worked for him-including the mindset of connecting with the energy of the universe.
Eventually, Sledge decided to redefine spirituality for himself, and to use the term "meta-spirituality" to identify his personal approach as beyond any conventional concept of spirituality. His vision of meta-spirituality touches that part of us that seeks inspiration, yearns for the highest and best in life, and longs for a connection to something noble and wondrous. This is spirituality without God or magic, without religion or faith, and with no need of an invisible spirit world. It is a call to kindness, listening, vulnerability, compassion, and gratitude; a quest for a growing sensitivity to the world of emotions; and, a challenge to let mistakes lead to growth instead of shame.
The book's 26 chapters are organized around five topics:
How to Be Spiritual Without God
How to See Reality
How to Live With Meaning
How to Keep Moving Forward
How to Practice Meta-Spirituality
A Meta-Spiritual Handbook is a simple guide to seeing spirituality in a new way and a challenge to find your best self without reference to religion, faith, or God.