Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Tears to Triumph

Marianne Williamson

$25.99 H, 9780062205445
HarperOne

Every few years, Williamson steps forward with her finger on the pulse of an emerging trend. Rather than predict, however, she defines, finding a new perspective from which to present the ideas that are blossoming in her mind. Tears to Triumph is an exceptional example of her skill.

Her lyrically intelligent voice speaks from the pages with an intensity that sometimes seems to push the reader through the pages. Delving passionately into the current epidemic of depression and collective despair, the psychological gravity of the fear-based mind, the spiritual significance of our pain, and the practical application of spiritual principles, she tells us she is speaking from the trenches of her own pain. She revisits A Course in Miracles as she discusses passion, forgiveness, and the “Holy Instant.”

While the stated objective of the book is to apply traditional and ancient spiritual wisdom to the global angst that many of us have become mired in, there is also an embedded call to embrace the universal commonality of spiritual tradition rather than increase separation by focusing on the external trappings of those traditions. It is an exceptionally timely and relevant treatise.

June 16, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Anna Jedrziewski