The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices
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About the Author
CASPER TER KUILE is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, co-founder of startup Sacred Design Lab, and former Director of Possibility at the On Being Impact Lab. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Vice, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post and on PBS. He is the co-author of seminal paper, “How We Gather,” and has presented his research at venues like the Aspen Ideas Festival, Institute for the Future, and Cannes Lions Festival.
"Human beings are made to experience the transcendent, for worship and, though this might surprise many people, for ritual as well. Casper ter Kuile invites our increasingly secular world to discover the sacred in the midst of the everyday and turn our days into rituals of joy, praise and gratitude."--James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Casper so perfectly captures the power of ritual in this very research-based, thought-provoking book. Ritual is an integral part of architecting community and he thoroughly shares so many important examples of just how to integrate it in everyday life and in creating community. A must-read for any leader."--Radha Agrawal, Co-Founder and CEO of Daybreaker and author of Belong
"As we reimagine our relationships, with self, one another and nature, The Power of Ritual provides deep insight into traditions both new and old. Brilliant."--Elizabeth Cutler, Co-Founder of Soul Cycle
"If you are passionate about community building or simply seeking what feels good in life and how to get more of it...consider this book your new bible. "--Cleo Wade, Author of Heart Talk and Where to Begin
"The Power of Ritual is essential reading for anyone interested in how to find meaning in our strange, new world. Bursting with wisdom and compassion, this is the rare book that really might change your life. It has certainly changed mine."--John Green, Author of The Fault in Our Stars
"Casper ter Kuile continues to have his pulse on this generation's search for meaning. Building on the incredible work of How We Gather, The Power of Ritual offers a radical proposition: we decide what's sacred."
--Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering
"I've been waiting for a book like this. The Power of Ritual teaches us how to treat reading as sacred, fitness as sacred, alone-time as sacred, and people as sacred. No blasphemy but this book is my new sacred text!"--Scott Heiferman, Co-Founder of MeetUp
"The Power of Ritual has a startling message: feeling better isn't about adding new things, but rather about seeing what we have through new eyes."--Evan Sharp, Co-Founder of Pinterest
"A thoughtful debut. Those who are beginning to explore spirituality will find many rich ideas."--Publishers Weekly