[Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power] >> Marya Hornbacher For those who don t believe in God or don t know whether they believe New York Times best selling author Marya Hornbacher offers an insightful, moving approach to the concept of faith.For those who don t believe in God, feel disconnected from the ideas of God presented in organized religion, or are simply struggling to determine their own spiritual path, Marya Hornbacher,For those who don t believe in God or don t know whether they believe New York Times best selling author Marya Hornbacher offers an insightful, moving approach to the concept of faith.For those who don t believe in God, feel disconnected from the ideas of God presented in organized religion, or are simply struggling to determine their own spiritual path, Marya Hornbacher, author of the New York Times best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers a down to earth exploration of the concept of faith.Many of us have been trained to think of spirituality as the sole provenance of religion and if we have come to feel that the religious are not the only ones with access to a spiritual life, we may still be casting about for what, precisely, a spiritual life would be, without a God, a religion, or a solid set of spiritual beliefs.In Waiting, best selling author Marya Hornbacher uses the story of her own journey beginning with her recovery from alcoholism to offer a fresh approach to cultivating a spiritual life Relinquishing the concept of a universal Spirit that exists outside of us, Hornbacher gives us the framework to explore the human spirit in each of us the very thing that sends us searching, that connects us with one another, the thing that comes knocking at the door of our emotionally and intellectually closed lives and asks to be let in When we let it in and only when we do, she says, we begin to be integrated people And we begin to walk a spiritual path And there are many points along the way where we stop, or we fumble, or we get tangled up or turned around Those are the places where we wait.Waiting, you ll discover, can become a kind of spiritual practice in itself, requiring patience, acceptance, and stillness Sometimes we do it because we know we need to, though we may not know why In short, we do it on faith.Marya Hornbacher is the author of two best selling nonfiction titles, Madness A Bipolar Life and Wasted A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia She has also authored a recovery handbook, Sane Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps, and a critically acclaimed novel, The Center of Winter.
Waiting A Nonbeliever s Higher Power For those who don t believe in God or don t know whether they believe New York Times best selling author Marya Hornbacher offers an insightful moving approach to the concept of faith For those who do
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About the Author
Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia HarperCollins Publishers, Inc , in 1998, when she was twenty three What started as a crazy idea suggested by a writer friend became the classic book that has been published in fourteen languages, is taught in universities and writing programs all over the world, and has, according to the thousands of letters Marya has received over the years, changed lives Her second book, the acclaimed novel The Center of Winter HarperCollins, 2005 has been called masterful, gorgeous writing, a stunning acheivement of storytelling, delicious, and compulsive reading Told in three voices, by six year old Kate, her mentally ill brother Esau, and their mother Claire, The Center of Winter is the story of a family recovering from a father s suicide in the spare, wintry Minnesota north, a story of struggle, transformation, and hope Marya s new memoir Madness A Life Houghton Mifflin is an intense, beautifully written book about the difficulties, and promise, of living with mental illness It is already being called the most visceral, important book on mental illness to be published in years It will be published in April of 2008 The recipient of a host of awards for journalism and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, Marya has lectured at universities around the country, taught writing and literature, and published in academic and literary journals since 1992 She lives in Minneapolis with her husband Jeff, their cats Shakespeare and T.S Eliot, and their miniature dachsunds Milton and Dante.