New Mini-Memoir by Dolly Haik-Adams Berthelot
This mini-memoir is the first title in a new series, also named Scars to Stars, and tells the story of how a devout Catholic girl from a Louisiana mill town became a Mystical Humanist Unitarian Universalist, and what that means, at least to her.
"Dr. Dolly" shares her emotional journey—torn from Catholicism by a young love crisis, jumping from daily news editor to innovative Existential journalism teacher, world traveling writer-photographer, professor, communication consultant, later medical and caretaking challenges, and loss. Life spurred endless questions plus visions of possible ongoing evolution.
What matters, she says, isn't theories, religion, or even God. Not beliefs but behaviors. Whether it's practiced or not, the Golden Rule is preached across every religion and is at the solid core of Humanism. Never has there been a greater need for interdependence and commitment to Our Common Good. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial and political turmoil, climate upheaval—all have shown we must cooperate to flourish or we may perish.
Speaking from both head and heart, the author rejects the dualism that too often separates interlocking reality. While embracing the logic of Humanism and principles of Unitarian Universalism, she also shares key stories and poems revealing mystical experiences and the potency of dreams.
This brief ethical and spiritual memoir is compelling, edifying, and inspiring, with a touch of wit. It celebrates beauty and art (such as that in her cover photograph), honesty, authentic relationships, intellect and intuition, critical and creative thinking, freedom and responsibility, unity within diversity, and the open-mindedness that lets in sunbeams and fresh air.
You can read the full book description at https://www.energiondirect.com/
Advance Reader Endorsements
I love this….SCARS to STARS is smart and entertaining—
Deirdre Barrett, Harvard Med School Lecturer and author of Pandemic Dreams and The Committee of Sleep
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of youthful discovery to senior acknowledgement of the mystery of human existence…all so warmly versed in her story, poetry, and prose.
Celebrant Andre (Buz) Ryland, Founder, Humanists of West Florida
Scars to Stars celebrates the moral arc of history … affirming that ethics, wonder, and mysticism are not restricted to any religious tradition or belief system.
Bruce Epperly, PhD, Professor, University Adiminstrator, Chaplain
Dolly Berthelot's little book is a big challenge to those who dismiss non-Christians as unlikely providers of value…and connects humanism to the highest values of the human experience.
Rev. Steve Kindle, Social Justice Activist, Author, and Pastor
About the author: Click here for a biography of Dr. Dolly Berthelot.
Suggested Retail: $9.99
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