Encouraging Words: Articles & Essays that Prove Who You Are Matters
Dennis Merritt Jones
ISBN 9780917849626 Trade Paperback 266pg
Spiritual Living Press
As a writer, I know that words are important at the beginning of any creative process; they become the tools used to convey ideas—to paint a picture that holds relevance and meaning to the reader and hopefully finds a home in their heart. Between the covers of this book are many words which are intended to offer you encouragement, irrespective of who you are or where you are on this sometimes challenging, sometimes confusing, sometimes exhilarating journey we call life.
My personal vision is “Guiding People to Purpose.” It is my belief that we each have a purpose for being on this planet or we would not be here; we all matter. In this book you will find a compilation of articles I have been privileged to write for Science of Mind magazine, as well as a number of essays I have written as blogs over the years. As you read these articles and essays, may you be open to receiving the love and respect intended in each one. The content of this book is innately spiritual, and meant to be so, because that is what you are—a spiritual being having a human experience. When it is time for you to return to the place of your spiritual origin you will be asked two questions: Did you learn to love well . . . and, is the planet a better place today than it was the day you arrived because you were there? As you read this book, may the answer to these questions become a litmus test for the balance of your life that encourages you to live an exquisite, fulfilling life. Know that who you are and—equally important—what you do with who you are, matter.
“In this inspiring collection, Dennis reminds us that there lies within each of us an explorer who yearns for higher ground. One might think of these essays as a road map that doesn’t merely promise a glorious destination, but actually leads us there one page at a time.” —Dr. Barbara E. Fields, Executive Director, Association for Global New Thought
“…a must read for everyone who ponders their purpose and questions their ability to make a difference.” —Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living
“Who among us doesn’t need some encouragement from time to time? Encouraging Words gives us the spiritual insight we need to find our way.” —Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell, The Unity Center, Spiritual leader, Author and Speaker
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DENNIS MERRITT JONES, DD, has been a motivational force in New Thought for over twenty-five years. Dennis was the founder and spiritual director of the International Center for Spiritual Living in Simi Valley, CA. He retired from the pulpit in 2008 after twenty-three years to take his message to the world by means of his books, sacred journeys travel, spiritual mentoring, keynote speaking, and seminars. Dennis is also the author of the award winning book, The Art of Being ~ 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life.