Drawing on timeless texts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and more, this compendium of wisdom is a new scripture for the spiritual but not religious. Where conventional Bibles and scriptures speak to believers of one religion or another, this is a global spiritual conversation for seekers of every faith and none.
Shapiro, Rabbi Rami
6 x 9, 200 pp (est) | 978-1-59473-636-0
A groundbreaking spiritual conversation that invites you to step beyond the limits of any one faith into a global spirituality.
The World Wisdom Bible is a global spiritual conversation about the nature of life and how best to live it. Drawing on ancient and timeless texts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Taoism, this compendium of sacred texts juxtaposes seemingly divergent teachings to create a spiritual collage of wisdom that crosses religious boundaries, and invites the reader to step beyond the limits of any one faith into a global spirituality. Organized by themes—The Absolute, Justice, Wisdom, Compassion, Spiritual Practice, Ethical Living, and more—The World Wisdom Bible is more than an anthology of diverse teachings; it is a new scripture for those who describe themselves as spiritual independents, spiritual but not religious, and nones. Where conventional Bibles and scriptures speak to believers of one religion or another, The World Wisdom Bible speaks to seekers of every faith and none.
"In this beautiful book, Rabbi Rami invites us to step outside of ourselves to taste the truth as understood by the great religious traditions."—Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, author of Splendor of Creation, and founder of Shomrei Adamah, Keepers of the Earth
"This book is a treasure. Whatever your spiritual path, The World Wisdom Bible will give you a deeper knowing of the Truth that weaves through all existence."—Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav, Director, Wisdom House Denver: A Center for Multifaith Engagement and Spiritual Inquiry
"The World Wisdom Bible is a testament of the internal pilgrimage of souls down the ages and around the globe. Here, we too can find our soul's yearnings mirrored, encouraged, and consoled. It is an invaluable reference for travelers, a companion for those on the way."—Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Art and Spirituality Director, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
"The World Wisdom Bible is a treasure whose time has come. Bless you for bringing it into being."—Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and Holy Envy (forthcoming)
"The World Wisdom Bible touches the soul and mind of the spiritual seeker who yearns to move beyond doctrine into the grandeur of divine space."—Sister Rosemarie Greco, DW, Executive Director Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The World Wisdom Bible is a multicolored tapestry woven from the vibrant threads of the world’s spiritual traditions helping us to find universal meaning to guide our lives."—Ed Bastian, author of Living Fully Dying Well and InterSpiritual Meditation
Rami Shapiro, a renowned teacher of spirituality across faith traditions, is an award-winning storyteller, poet and essayist. He is author of The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice, Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice and The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature: Selections Annotated & Explained (all SkyLight Paths), among other books.
Rami Shapiro is available to speak on the following topics:
- Writing—The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice
- Stop Playing God: 12 Steps as Spiritual Practice
- Biblical Wisdom for Post-biblical Times: An Exploration of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job
- The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Cultivating Compassion in Daily Life
- Hasidic Wisdom: An Exploration of Hasidic Storytelling, Theology and Contemplative Practice
- Saints and Sages: Biblical Prophets, Ancient Rabbis and the Building of a Just World