The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine within You (Paperback)

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How much does our perception of God really matter? Many of us aren't conscious of our image of a "higher power." For some of us, that unspoken image is a Judgmental Parent or an exacting Old Man in the Sky. For others, God is an Imaginary Friend who is there to fix problems after we create them.

David Aaron can help you discover a mature, new understanding of God and lead you to discover the wellspring of Divinity within you. By drawing on teachings of Kabbalah that were secret for millennia, he helps you to reclaim the power you've given away to negative images of God or passive images of yourself. These mystical secrets of Judaism can offer reassuring guidance, meaning, and purpose to the lives of people of all faiths.

In the journey to discovering God's secret life you will:

   •  Awaken to your life's deepest purpose
   •  Delight in a deeper connection to your true inner self, God, and others
   •  Learn to experience God's infinite love for you
   •  Rise to new heights, cope with challenges, and make courageous choices
   •  Achieve true peace of mind and freedom from anxiety

Aaron shares these profound ancient teachings in simple, everyday language with a touch of wit and humor. Rich in personal stories and anecdotes, his examples from daily life help us tap the transformational power hidden within and illuminate the surprising paradoxes of spiritual growth. Awakened to finally experience a personal connection to God, we are at last able to receive God's love unconditionally and discover our ultimate identity, divine purpose, and true happiness.

About the Author


Rabbi David Aaron, the son of a Holocaust survivor, has struggled since early youth to understand the world's potential for hatred and paradoxical yearning for meaning, love, and creativity. His own spiritual journey led him to Israel, where he studied Torah and Jewish mysticism under the tutelage of the great masters. He received his rabbinical ordination in 1979 from the Israel Torah Research Institute (Yeshivat ITRI). A popular lecturer in North America and a frequent guest on radio and TV, he is the founder and dean of Isralight (www.isralight.org), an international organization with programs throughout North America, South Africa, and Israel. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Chana, and their seven children and three grandchildren. For more information visit www.rabbidavidaaron.com.

Praise for The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine within You…


"With a tone that is soft but firm, Aaron offers a particularly embracing sort of guidance. His approach, open and honest with a nice dose of humor, makes the mysteries of God less frightening."—Publishers Weekly

"This is a very inspiring work on a subject that deserves more exploration. Rabbi Aaron has given us much to think about with his rich reservoir of fresh images. His advice is simple and sound."—Spirituality and Health

"Aaron's humor, engaging narrative style, and use of anecdotes makes the biblical material and philosophical concepts he delineates accessible. The Secret Life of God offers individuals of any religious background assistance in dealing with some of the paradoxes of the mystical life."—Dragonfly



"David Aaron is a wise, compassionate, brilliant teacher who uses irony, paradox, and gentle humor to reveal the deepest, ultimate teaching of Jewish mysticism. It is simple and simultaneously profound. . . . An essential read."—Rabbi David A. Cooper, author of God Is a Verb

"The most brilliant and profound exploration of the Kabbalistic teachings and philosophy about our transcendent and immanent relationship with the Divine that I have read in twenty-six years of Kabbalah study."—Gabriel Cousens, M.D., director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, Patagonia, Arizona

Product Details ISBN-10: 1590302397
ISBN-13: 9781590302392
Published: Shambhala, 07/12/2005
Pages: 208
Language: English


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