Finding The Still Point


A Spiritual Response to Stress

Tom Harpur

256 PP | 5.5" x 9.5"
ISBN: 978-1-896836-54-6

Tom Harpur shows how ancient wisdoms, together with exciting new scientific findings, are combining to show why mere coping techniques are not enough for meeting the stress crisis. Divorced from their spiritual underpinnings and/or religious understanding, such techniques lack the potency which they originally had. Central to a spiritual response to stress is the practice of spiritual meditation in its various forms. While many within traditional Christianity still view meditation with suspicion, Harpur shows it to be one of the lost jewels of a historic treasury of Christian gifts designed for healing. More than that, it is a revitalizing gift, which the church can reclaim for its own sake, and offer the outside church who are seeking identity, meaning and purpose.

Tom Harpur, Author

Tom Harpur was a columnist for The Toronto Star, Rhodes scholar and Anglican priest, and was a prominent writer on religious and ethical issues. He was the author of seven bestselling books including For Christ's Sake, and Would You Believe? He hosted numerous radio and television programs, and a six-part television series based on his bestseller The Uncommon Touch: An Investigation of Spiritual Healing. Tom Harpur lived in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Media Reviews

Wayne Holst, Western Catholic Reporter (Internet)

Now, his attention is directed to how ancient wisdoms, together with exciting new scientific findings, can combine to meet stress crises in our lives.

Harpur continues to confirm that he is on the cutting edge of spiritual developments in modern Canadian culture.

There are jewels to be located, savoured, implemented.

Wayne Holst, The Toronto Star

Still Point offers a concluding section on available theological resources.

The author writes for a general audience, but he has a special concern for those who care about the congregations of the great faiths in our communities.

Read this book, but with a critical eye. Helping people deal with stress is a worthy motive but it will no more ultimately draw and retain devotees for the established churches than will a focus on positive thinking or in high-tech, seeker-styled worship.