In this simple, elegant, and literate book, Tom Stella shows what can happen when we move from certitude to doubt, from stability to searching; when cherished beliefs are cast adrift; when life experiences seem to tell us that the “right” answers no longer seem so “right.”
Such a time is an enriching time, he tells us, 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 he has encountered in his work, he concludes that “life in all its messiness is a sacred affair.”
This is the point, author Tom Stella believes, when we become seekers — seekers of truth and spiritual maturity.
Although focused on the fundamental themes of the spiritual life, The God Instinct successfully bridges the spiritual and the practical. Stella is able to ground his insights in the realities of daily living with the wisdom from his own journey.
“In Tom Stella’s writing you will find insights into what it means to be faithful to the unresolvable, open-ended matters of the heart where God keeps showing up in unexpected and delightful ways.” — James Finley, Author and Psychologist
Tom Stella is a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He is the co-founder of the Soul Link Center in Colorado Springs, leads a spirituality in the workplace program and serves as a hospital chaplain. He holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Michigan, a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.