A New Way to Be Human:
7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive (New Page Books, April 2012)
There is a new way to be human—a way that is simple, and profound. A way that enlarges the imagination, cares for the world, and honors our environment. A way to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Holy and in the process, to become more fully alive.
A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive is about:
“Throughout the years I’ve admired Robert’s compassionate ministry of God’s love and hope and the integrity of his life and leadership over many decades. It is a joy to see that authenticity revealed in these pages, inviting others into a deeper, transformative life with God. It is a humdinger of a book!”
—Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate
A New Way to Be Human is an invaluable, relevant guide for the individual intent on transforming their life, revolutionizing our society, and polishing our world—for those who seek:
- An impactful life of meaning and purpose, love and hope, compassion and delight.
- Courage to cross the boundaries of religion and move beyond the demonizing debates about gender equality and human sexuality.
- Spiritual wisdom discovered in the many forms and disguises of the Holy.
By identifying seven pivotal, universally recognizable life occurrences as spiritual Pathways, the book meets the reader where they are and connects them to actionable, personal spiritual practices.
Winding alongside each of the seven pathways is the narrative of author Robert V. Taylor’s unique life experience.
From his miraculous physical healing as a teenager in Cape Town, to fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu, to his eventual immigration to the United States and appointment as one of the nation’s highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests, Robert lives the question of how to integrate personal spirituality with a legacy of compassionate purpose in the world—and invites others to do the same.
Robert V. Taylor is a nationally recognized leader, author, and sought-after speaker who lives in Seattle,Washington and invests his life in helping individuals and organizations to realize their full human potential and impact in the world. Born and raised in South Africa, Robert saw firsthand the difference that could be made when oppressed people are given the freedom to discover their voices, trust their imaginations, and find the courage to be who they are. Robert continues to explore integrating personal spirituality and values-driven strategies with the question of how we each leave a footprint of compassion in the world—both at home, and in the corporate marketplace.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called this book is “a must have for anyone on a spiritual path…In a time when people are searching for values and meaning, this book will repeatedly inspire and draw you deeper and deeper into a spirituality of love and compassion for Creation, the human family and yourself.”
Nora Gallagher says A New Way to Be Human will become a “wondrous companion” for those “searching to create a holistic spiritual framework of love, compassion, justice and mercy.”