A Common Sense Spiritual Path examines the need to choose your own spiritual path. This is not a literary work, but rather a simplistic approach to understanding man’s inherent need for spirituality and his capacity for discovering what works best for him. The author makes no claim to being a religious scholar but rather one who has gathered wisdom “by littles”, a description Abraham Lincoln used to define his education.
She begins with an introductory chapter, defining the purpose of the book and what motivated her to write it. She then explores the premise of whether or not man even needs a spiritual path and why. Utilizing her own roots in Catholicism as well her husband’s roots in the Baptist religion, she illustrates the prejudice, the fear and, at times, the silliness of organized religion and their dictates.
She demonstrates how common sense does not have to be a contradiction to a spiritual path, how sound words generate sound minds and why it is vital to use your own brain in choosing your path to a spiritual set of beliefs. The author’s study of The Old and New Testament defines how contradictions included in this text provide rich fodder for skeptics. Fallacies, values, and a brief origin of organized religions complete the author’s philosophy on the journey one takes towards their own ultimate truth.
Liberally sprinkled with narratives and memoirs, oftentimes humorous, A Common Sense Spiritual Path illustrates in the author’s life lessons she has learned, including answers to why we are here and where do we go next. The author lists suggested steps to finding your own spiritual path and concludes with more wisdom she has garnished from her own path in life.