As the nineties were drawing to a close, Brad Gooch set out on a journey to explore traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality that took him across America and to India. GoochÃ¢ÂÂs questÃ¢ÂÂpartly personal and partly investigativeÃ¢ÂÂtook him to Chicago to read the mysterious Urantia Book; to Goa and La Jolla to experience the talks and treatments of Deepak Chopra; to Ganeshpuri and South Fallsburg, New York, to listen to the charismatic leader Gurumayi Chidvilasananda; to Bardstown, Kentucky, to observe the quiet solitude of the Trappists and to Dubuque, Iowa, to see the Trappistines; to Dallas to worship with the members of the gay congregation of the Cathedral of Hope; and to New York to talk with Muslims and Sufis. As Gooch proceeded on this unique spiritual odysseyÃ¢ÂÂfrom fringe to mainstreamÃ¢ÂÂhe witnessed diverse movements and religions and their strong appeal to a broad spectrum of followers.
Brad Gooch has written a revealing, richly detailed document of our time. In Godtalk, character, dialogue, and setting come together in an irresistible, fast-paced narrative that is both engaging and informative about the unexpected nature of spirituality in America today.
About: Chronicles the author's odyssey in search of spirituality in American in the late twentieth-century, exploring his quest to understand both traditional and nontraditional, mainstream and fringe, forms of spirituality.
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