The Transformed Heart

Spirituality, Religion, and the Struggle for Integrity

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Tom Zanzig
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , April
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


What does a mature religious faith really look like? What does it mean to embrace and follow a spiritual path and live it with personal integrity? What are the characteristics of healthy religion?

In this intensely focused exploration of the complex relationship between personal spirituality and religious belonging and practice, Zanzig proposes that the natural outcome of a lifelong process of spiritual transformation, lived with integrity, is an attraction to a mystic, contemplative spiritual path. We are all in this sense "spiritual seekers," and both the goal and the reward of our commitment to our faith is a continual and growing pull toward a contemplative experience of faith.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Tom Zanzig worked in professional lay ministry for over forty years, first as a parish director of religious education, then for 25 years as a writer and editor of adolescent religious education and youth ministry materials, and for the last decade as a publisher of adult faith formation resources. His books include Jesus of History, Christ of FaithJesus the Christ: A New Testament Portrait; Jesus the Way: The Path of Christian Discipleship and Adult Faith Formation Strategies.


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