Throughout his lifetime, Dennis Merritt Jones has been on a quest to inspire and lift people to a higher expression of life. His personal vision is to guide people to their purpose, knowing that when one fully awakens to who they are and why they are on the planet, they begin to naturally share their gift with humankind and, in the process, create an enriching life for themselves and the world around them.
Dennis’ most recent book, Your (Re)Defining Moments ~ Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, was released on May 28, 2014.
His prior books, The Art of Uncertainty ~ How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It and The Art of Being ~ 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life, have both been recipients of Nautilus Awards which highlight books that offer new ideas and options for a better world for everyone. In addition, both writings have received Books for a Better Life Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Art of Uncertainty was also the 1st runner-up in the 2012 Books for Conscious Living. Study Guides are available for both books as a free download atwww.DennisMerrittJones.com. Dennis is also the author of the best selling book,How to Speak Science of Mind, published by DeVorss & Company. His various books have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and, recently, Persian; and the Chinese language publishing rights have been acquired for The Art of Being as well.
In addition to his books, Dennis is a columnist for the Huffington Post and for Science of Mind magazine. He is also a member of the Leadership Council for the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), an organization whose mission is to consciously bring forth the evolving human and an awakened world through the practice of universal spiritual principles and the energy of unconditional love.
Dennis believes we each have the capacity and, ultimately, the responsibility to contribute something positive to this world, leaving it a better place than it was when we arrived. His teachings promote a contemporary, life-affirming, spiritually logical and positive outlook on life, which are reflected in his writings.
Dennis is a universal speaker who is equally comfortable speaking to an audience seeking spiritual inspiration or to those seeking a purely secular motivational message. He uses his understanding of universal principles to draw upon wisdom from both eastern and western philosophies. He believes that there is a deeper consciousness of unity, cooperation and reverence rising in humankind where the value of all life, regardless of ethnicity, geography, culture or sexual orientation, is considered sacred. He believes this consciousness of unity, cooperation and reverence for life and the planet will be one of the most significant influences upon society as we approach the challenges of 21st century living.
As a musician, Dennis Merritt Jones spent fifteen years in the entertainment industry writing songs and performing. As he grew spiritually, he was able to take his musical training and use it to create music that moves not only one’s feet but also their heart. His CDs, Awakening and Free To Be, offer you several different chants, along with meditation music, that will open you to your soul’s presence and purpose.
Dennis was the founder and spiritual director of the International Center for Spiritual Living in Simi Valley, CA. Dennis retired from the pulpit in 2008 to take his message to the world by means of his books, sacred journeys travel, spiritual mentoring, keynote speaking and seminars.