“Awakening” is a challenge to revisit
some of the basic tenets of Christianity, and to lay aside our
knee-jerk patterns of thought.
Gregory Huth suggests that fresh thinking focused on the
themes of transcendence, unity and transformation can be used
to help advance Christian evolution into the Third Age. The Third
Age being a time of acceptance, in which it is acknowledged that
many life-nurturing Faiths all contain a path to the Divine.
Awakening succeeds in extending our understanding
of Christian spiritual practices and traditions by providing provocative
insights into the more paradoxical aspects of Christianity (like
the Trinity, One being Three and Three Being One.)
Huth offers a new interpretation of several stories from
the New Testament in order to discover their inherent underlying
Truth. He engages the reader in a thought-evoking journey through
the more apparent contradictions within the New Testament that
may frustrate us if we use everyday thinking, yet he helps us
reflect on them in a way that makes sense and imparts wisdom.
Huth also calls for us to be responsible in our
care for the Earth. It remains up to us, he says, as to whether
we will continue on our present destructive path or accept the
Spirit's invitation to become more nurturing of ourselves and
to the life of the planet. He adapts Christian theology, in terms
of evolution, creation and the nature of the universe, to both
Eastern and scientific ways of thinking.
He offers a view of the cosmos that is fluid and ever-changing
constantly growing, unfolding and evolving.
His Holiness the Dali Lama said, in the introduction
to this book, “Gregory Huth explores the potential of different
faiths to join together to usher in a spiritual awakening.” It
is his “hope that readers may find here inspiration and understanding
that in some way contributes to their own awakening to inner peace.”
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