Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution


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Hachette Go
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6.1 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Rainn Wilson is a three-time Emmy nominated actor best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office. Besides his many other roles on stage and screen, he is the co-founder of the media company SoulPancake and host of Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss on Peacock. Rainn is the author of The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy, as well as the coauthor of SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions, a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Oregon and California with his family and a lot of animals.


"Serving up a delicious smorgasbord of existential philosophy, self-reflection, social science, and Star Trek, Rainn Wilson explores the missing role of spirituality in the modern world. It will light up your brain, warm your heart, and tickle your funny bone."--Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast Re: Thinking
"This is the insightful exploration of spirituality that we desperately need right now. As we all seek answers amidst an unceasing news cycle of chaos and doom, Rainn Wilson's Soul Boom funnily but gently and lovingly opens a door to a deeper way to process all that is happening around us. The wisdom in and on these pages will fill your soul and touch your heart."--Lisa Ling, coauthor of Somewhere Inside and host of This Is Life
"Brilliant, humorous, and deeply wise, Rainn Wilson makes the case for spiritual revolution like no other. With humility that lands in the heart, Rainn invites us into a profound conversation on death and despair, God and transcendence, and love as a revolutionary force. The result: an electrifying manifesto on how to transform the world from the inside out. Let Soul Boom ignite and inspire you, as it has me!"--Valarie Kaur, activist and author of See No Stranger
"In this heartfelt outing, [Rainn Wilson] offers a broad array of spiritual ideas for finding hope in a cynical world....Animated by self-aware humor, this entry doesn't pretend to have all the answers, and instead offers deceptively simple yet thought-provoking musings to help readers embark on a quest of spiritual self-awareness. This is a pleasure to read."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"[Soul Boom] considers our most difficult challenges and outlines nothing short of a spiritual revolution as a path to healing them....Along the way, Wilson covers numerous heady concepts, including the purpose of life (soul growth), life after death, and God....[The] book remains true to the author's thesis--that the world needs spiritual solutions to many of its ailments--and Wilson walks a razor-sharp line in addressing the most sacred of topics with the airy irreverence one might expect from the former sitcom star. With sincere enthusiasm and a playful tone, Wilson highlights the vitality of spirituality in our lives."--Kirkus Reviews
"A gracious and compassionate (and altogether engaging) book, by someone who truly believes that it is possible to love God, neighbor, and world, and to relate to them and cherish them in ways at once richly spiritual and impeccably rational. He's right, of course: it is."--David Bentley Hart, author of The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
"Wilson examines the world's religious writings and practices, challenging readers to identify the sacred in their lives, and concludes that the communal aspect of our faith has declined, exacerbating narcissism and disunity. He even advocates for the creation of a new religion...combining the best elements of major world faiths and encourages his audience to cultivate these virtues to spark spiritual revolution. Wilson's wry wit and humorous comments punctuate snippets of wisdom from an array of clerics. This is entertaining and thought-provoking."--Booklist
"Rainn Wilson played one of the greatest comic characters of all time, but the crisis we are living through is no joke. That's why you should drop everything you are doing and read this remarkable book. It combines a seriousness of purpose, a depth of intellect and a warmth of spirit that is desperately needed today. It will lighten your load, fire your soul, and guide you on your way." --Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith America and author of We Need To Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy
"I love the book; the book is great....There is a core of hope and optimism that provides the underpinning for all of these thoughts as [Wilson canvasses] spirituality and religion and our place in the world and how to think about and approach solving some of the giant problems we face in the world right now."--"The Rich Roll" podcast
"A terrific book...makes spirituality accessible in many different ways."--Al Roker, The TODAY Show
"By the time you've finished reading Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution, Wilson sheds all hesitations and proposes nothing less the fundamentals of a new faith."--Chicago Tribune
"Rainn Wilson... takes a profound, humorous, reflective look at faith and spirituality....[He] is fearless and funny in mining the world's religious and spiritual traditions...for nuggets of truth and wisdom."--Publishers Weekly
"It's fantastic. It's so great....I was so moved by this book."--Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer, "Office Ladies" podcast
"Terrific...thought-provoking, beautiful book....This is the one you want on your bedside, you can't sleep, you lean over, you read this, especially on those restless nights."--Tamron Hall
"I had so much fun reading this, but then at the same time, I had to put my real brain on because it was so deep."--Maria Menounos, "Heal Squad" podcast
"Soul Boom is an energized guidebook that argues for more spiritual thinking in our daily lives. Wilson is a funny and self-deprecating thinker who traces the commonalities of the world's major religions, maintaining that embracing the general teachings of their inspirational scriptures can lead to a rich soulful life.... If you're in need of a spiritual shot-in-the-arm from a kind teacher, you've come to the right place."--Observer
"Pop culture references, jokey humor, and an entertaining and irreverent writing style keep Soul Boom from feeling preachy.... While anyone who is spiritually seeking would likely enjoy Soul Boom, Wilson seems to have written it particularly with younger generations in mind."--CascadiaDaily
"Filled with funny and insightful stories."--Religion News Service
**Globe & Mail Bestseller**
**Publishers Weekly Bestseller**

"[Wilson] has a way of talking about spirituality that is funny and clever and sincere all at the same time."--Tami Simon, Sounds True
"It's fascinating....A great book, I really recommend it."--Kelly Ripa