Experiencing Spirituality

Finding Meaning Through Storytelling

“Kurtz and Ketcham have a mission to clarify—because defining is impossible—spirituality.  These stories are experiences.  You may forget informative data, but you will not forget the stories.  Experiencing Spirituality is not reading. It is an experience.”
—Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD, author of more than 60 books, most recently The Rabbi and the Nuns

“Brilliantly conceived and beautifully written, Experiencing Spirituality is one of those rare books readers will return to again and again as a balm for old and fresh wounds and as a meditation on how to live a life of greater balance, fulfillment, and self-acceptance.”
—William L. White, author of Recovery Rising, Emeritus Senior Research Consultant, Chestnut Health Systems

“The inspiring storytellers’ guide to who we are as humans and how we can live the reality of our dreams along the journey of an unpredictable life.”
— William Cope Moyers, vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

“Readers of Experiencing Spirituality will undoubtedly want to go back again and again to revisit and reflect on the stories that are the heart of this remarkable work. Stories inspire us and invite us as readers and members of a global community to identify with a story and see not only ‘self’ but partake of and participate in the human condition—to orient to others.”
—Pat Taylor, former Chief Executive Officer of Faces and Voices of Recovery

“‘Come, one and all, to the Spirit’s big buffet!’  Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham are sending out this invitation on every page of their engaging new book Experiencing Spirituality. Through wisdom stories and the reflections tying them together, we can enter a place of wonder, mystery, and understanding where we learn to be human and to awaken to new purpose in the tremendous plan of God. If, as the old adage says, experience is the best teacher, then Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham are (in my opinion) among its best proponents.”
—Brother Luke Armour, OCSO, Abbey of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky

“A rich, thrilling, thoughtful, and engaging collection of stories, anecdotes, quotes, and thoughts on all kinds of subjects that connect to spirituality from two people who understand spirituality better than anyone.  Wonderful!”
—Susan Cheever, author, most recently e.e. Cummings: A Life

"A brilliant, beautiful, wise collection of stories from all cultures throughout the ages compiled and interwoven with narrative exploring spirituality. Because there is so much storytelling you don't actually read this book to experience it, you drop into it through the stories and through the wisdom the authors bring to the narrative. The authors' book The Spirituality of Imperfection is equally exquisite. Experiencing Spirituality is by far my favorite book this year.”
—Julie Clayton, New Consciousness Reviews

Experiencing Spirituality Book Cover