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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Local newspaper interviews Moore about launch

For today's Monadnock Ledger-Transcript print edition Dave Anderson writes "The ‘do-it-yourself’ religion", profiling Thomas Moore and his new book, A Religion of One's Own. Anderson quotes Moore:
“I love religions very much, but I recommend a lighter way of dealing with them,” he says. “You can be a religious person without surrendering to the secular world, but you don’t have to give everything to the religious authorities either.”
According to Anderson's profile:
“On the outside, you’d think I didn’t give religion a thought, but inside it’s the main thing,” Moore says. “People are trying out different traditions. I’m trying to suggest that this is a valid way of being religious. You can do it all by yourself.”
Moore’s book defines religion as a creative and concrete response to the mysteries people confront regularly: sickness, love, meaning, death, purpose, values. It begins in the individual who may well go through a period of seeking. He recommends shifting attention from the formal religions as traditions to learn and memberships to join and instead studying them closely and using them for inspiration, guidance, information and practices."
Moore discusses A Religion of One’s Own at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH on Saturday 1 February at 11:00 a.m.

Toadstool Bookshop
12 Depot Sq.,
Peterborough, New Hampshire
 03458

Telephone: 603-924-3543

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