Pastor and bestselling author Wayne Muller presents an outline for introspection and guidance in a classical tradition: four simple questions that go straight to the heart of our common search for greater meaning in life.
For thousands of years, these questions—which span all major spiritual traditions—have served as beacons for spiritual seekers: Who am I? What do I love? How shall I live, knowing I will die? What is my gift to the family of the earth? As he guides us through these questions, Muller weaves poetry with true stories of love, courage, grief, and transformation in order to show how beauty and wisdom come to us at unexpected times.
Wherever we find suffering and loss, Muller teaches, we can also find perfection and truth. Complete with exercises and practices, How, Then, Shall We Live? is a modern classic on the examined life, from the author of the national bestseller Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood.