The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred: Journey to the Greatness Within

Weiser Books
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From the bestselling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living and The Courage to Be Free.

The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred is about the universal and timeless spiritual principles that lead us to a personal discovery of divine guidance and higher insight.

This is a landmark work by self realization teacher and bestselling author Guy Finley, who offers it as compelling evidence that within every human being dwells a nameless Sacred Being that teaches us to live in the light of our own true selves.

In The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred, Finley presents passages from all the major religious traditions and philosophies to demonstrate how they all work in concert to describe different aspects of a single compassionate, loving, and divine intelligence.

Finley includes hundreds of quotes and inspiring thoughts from writers, teachers, and philosophers from around the world, making The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred an essential guide for positive living and creating an authentic life.

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About the author

Guy Finley, founder and director of the nonprofit Life of Learning Foundation, is a member of the faculty at the Omega Institute and a regular contributor to Beliefnet. He is the bestselling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living and The Courage to Be Free along with many other books and audio programs that have been translated and sold worldwide. Guy appears regularly on radio and television and has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and PBS. He lives in Oregon.

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Publisher
Weiser Books
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Published on
Oct 1, 2011
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781609256050
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth
Body, Mind & Spirit / New Thought
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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