Following Soul's Song into Love, Hope and Faith
About the Book
“Yet, one day, unexpected and unhoped for, the world we had thought irretrievably lost may be returned to us. In a moment of insight—a sudden opening of the heart—we may glimpse again the mysterious reality we took for granted as children. We may once again experience its wonder and delight” (I. Zalewski, Who Is God). This book tells of the author’s unexpected return into that reality, believed to be irretrievably lost as childhood was left behind. It was written in real time as each step of that return unfolded its challenges and gifts. Its message of “making believing more than making believe” is shared for all who remember or hunger to remember and relive that same reality in their own lives that it might inspire them to listen for and live into the love, hope, and faith at its core.
About the Author
A lifelong spiritual explorer, Isaura Barrera lives in San Antonio, Texas. She has lived in Buffalo, New York, where she obtained her Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation as well as in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she spent twenty years as faculty in the special education department at the University of New Mexico. She retired as professor emerita from that university and is now following her bliss and pursuing a master’s degree in spirituality from the Oblate School of Theology. She has co-published two books focused on skilled dialogue, an approach she developed for communicating across diverse perspectives and values. Though her previous work reflect her own spiritual perspective, Beloved’s Gift: Following Soul’s Song into Love, Hope, and Faith is her first book with an explicitly spiritual focus.