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Selections from Joel Goldsmith's The Art of Spiritual Healing:
Selections from Living the Infinite Way:
Selections from The Art of Meditation:
Selections from Practicing the Presence:
Many people consider Joel Goldsmith to be one of the most inspired spiritual healers and Christian mystics of the 20th century. For many years, Mr. Goldsmith devoted himself to silently praying with people and writing about the insights he received. By the end of his life, he had prayed with -- and assisted in the healing of -- thousands of people. Joel Goldsmith teaches that God is present within us, and that we need simply open ourselves to that Presence. Nearly all his books focus on themes of healing and prayer.
In The Art of Spiritual Healing (review or buy), Joel Goldsmith focuses on how to effectively pray, and how to help those who may need prayerful help and healing. The Art of Spiritual Healing forwards the idea that well-being results naturally from attaining an awareness of God's presence. In this excerpt, he expresses the idea that everyone can benefit from spiritual healing, regardless of one's current situation in life.
Living the Infinite Way
Joel Goldsmith called his collective teachings "The Infinite Way," and Living the Infinite Way (review or buy) is a clear synthesis of his ideas. The book focuses on reaching an awareness of the presence of God through prayer and meditation, and includes many references to the Bible. Mr. Goldsmith explores the ideas of God as Love, as Law, and as Oneness. "Joel Goldsmith writes with a confidence of experience and the awareness that a long series of mystical writers have proclaimed substantially the same message," wrote the Chicago Tribune in a review.
Joel Goldsmith's teachings centered on the importance of contact with God -- through prayer and meditation. In The Art of Meditation (review or buy), Mr. Goldsmith focuses on the practice of prayer, the experience of the presence of God, and the fruits of such a practice. "A book which will endure along with other great spiritual books," said the Dayton Journal-Herald in an original review.
Practicing the Presence
Joel Goldsmith's Practicing the Presence (review or buy) explores spiritual consciousness and guides the reader toward regaining a sense of purpose in life.