Rise Above It
Spiritual Development through the Ten Commandments
Authors : Ray and Star Silverman
Format : Paperback, 276 pages,
Release date : 2000
Rise Above It is a spiritual guidebook for daily living in the twenty-first century. This book is a result of fifteen years of experience leading spiritual growth courses on the Ten Commandments in a wide variety of settings. Filled with candid and inspiring journal entries from seminar participants in university settings, parent groups, churches, prisons, and remote African villages, this book invites you to enter a life of ever increasing love, wisdom and service. Each chapter shows how one of the Ten Commandments occurs in each of the world's major religions, and how it can be applied to each of our lives. As one reads the book and applies the suggestions for spiritual development to one's life, it becomes increasingly clear that the Ten Commandments contain the essence of world spirituality, and that everyone who lives according to them is saved. As Helen Keller has said, "We are not born again suddenly, as some people seem to think. It is a change that comes over us as we hope and aspire and persevere in the way of the Divine Commandments." Jesus put it even more succinctly: "If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17)
Ray and Star Silverman have been married for 30 years and have raised seven children. They currently teach courses together at Bryn Athyn College where Ray serves as Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion. Star has an M.A. in Education from the University of Denver. Ray has an M.A.T. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan. He is the editor/Reviser of Helen Keller's Light in My Darkness.
A breakthrough in religious writing. Rising above mere religious intellectualism, this book clearly demonstrates how all religion relates to life.
- Wilson Van Dusen, Ph.D. author, The Presence of Other Worlds
This inspiring book is a health and fitness regime for the human spirit.
- Christopher M. Clark, Ph.D. Director of the School of Education, University of Delaware
This is the best book ever written about the Ten Commandments, AND the best spiritual workbook ever written.
- Candace Frazee, former editor, California Digest