The God Instinct

The God Instinct

Heeding Your Heart's Unrest 

Author: Tom Stella

Foreword by: James Finley

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-32-2

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: September 1, 2001

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In this simple, elegant, and literate book, Stella shows what can happen when we move from certitude to doubt, from stability to searching. When cherished beliefs, attitudes, and answers come into question. When life experiences seem to tell us that the "right" answers no longer seem so "right." Such a time is an enriching time, a time when life is no longer a matter of going from "question to answer, but from question to question". And like the many, many people Stella has encountered in his work he concludes that "life in all its messiness is a sacred affair." At this point, author Tom Stella believes we become seekers—seekers of truth and spiritual maturity. Although focused on the fundamental themes of the spiritual life, in The God Instinct, Stella successfully bridges the spiritual and the practical, grounding his insights in the realities of daily living with the wisdom gleaned from his own journey with his readers.


"Deeply accepted bewilderment ripens into awe."

"As we read along, we are reassured of the wondrous nature of this path where deeply accepted bewilderment ripens into awe; where deeply embraced but unanswered questions ripen into humility; where the painful experience of losing old and familiar ways of understand and experiencing God's presence ripens into an unexpected realization that we are at home with God in the intimate details of daily life."

James Finley, Author of The Contemplative Heart