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Running the Spiritual Path

Running the Spiritual Path

A Runner's Guide to Breathing, Meditating, and Exploring the Prayerful Dimension of the Sport

Roger D. Joslin

St. Martin's Press

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A compelling and inspiring guide to making running a spiritual sport

Imagine achieving physical fitness and spiritual growth simultaneously. Roger Joslin's step by step program is an engaging exploration of his conviction that spiritual well being is as likely to happen while running along the trails of a favorite park as it is within the more traditional settings of neighborhood churches, synagogues, or mosques. Through awareness, chants and visualization, and through attention to the most evident aspects of the present moment--the weather, pain, or breathing--the simple run can become the basis for a profound spiritual practice.

In Running the Spiritual Path Roger Joslin combines the insights gathered from thirty years of running, with a personal spiritual journey that is guiding him to the priesthood. While drawing from and exhibiting an abiding respect for the traditions and sacred practices of the world's great religions, the author describes a heretofore-unexplored method of sacred running, of bringing meditation and a prayerful communion to the running trail.

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Praise for Running the Spiritual Path

“A splendid, new, outside-the-box contribution...at the deepest level, what Joslin has offered us is far more that just an excellent handbook. It is a record of a soul in progress--progress toward integration and harmony.” —The Episcopal New Yorker

“Joslin recounts his profound experiences on reverent runs and offers readers suggestions on how to infuse spiritual growth into their jogs through running mantras, stretches as prayer posters and more. Incorporate some of his suggestions on your next outing and you'll say I've come this far by faith.” —Heart and Soul Magazine

“Joslin inspires us to bring intention and purpose to any activity we do regularly, seeking communion with God whether we are cooking, cleaning the house, or commuting. In other words, you don't have to be a runner to get guidance from this practical book.” —Spirituality and Health

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About the author

Roger D. Joslin

Roger D. Joslin is currently preparing for the priesthood at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. His days are filled studying, working, writing, and running in the Texas Hill Country.

Roger Joslin

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