In "Judeochristianity," Hospice Veteran Explores Unifying Messages of Two Religions
JUN 22, 2012 - 10:59 ET
FOR: AUTHOR CHARLES 'CARLOS' GOURGEY
Judeochristianity: The Meaning and Discovery of Faith
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 22, 2012) - Charles "Carlos" Gourgey's new book, "Judeochristianity: The Meaning and Discovery of Faith," (www.judeochristianity.org), stems from a realization that came from 20 years working as a music therapist in New York City hospices and nursing homes.
"I learned that faith is the greatest inner resource one can have, but it eludes many people because they think it hinges on belief," says Gourgey. "Transformative faith is not 'belief' but awareness of a power greater than ourselves, and the expression of non-self-interested love of others -- loving all people for themselves."
In "Judeochristianity," Gourgey examines the unifying faith elements of Christianity and Judaism and the message both share. He guides readers to a new understanding that can help them find fear-conquering faith within themselves.
"The problem with many concepts of faith is that theologies attach specific doctrines to it," he says. "The focus becomes profession of belief in dogma, rituals, and the exclusion of certain people.
"But the real message of both Isaiah and Jesus is a unifying faith: All people are connected and love is the force that binds us. To find this faith, all we need is to make one decision: to commit our lives to the knowledge and practice of the greatest good of all -- non-self-interested love."
Reviewers have praised "Judeochristianity" for its "clear-sighted" observations, which include stories about his experiences with patients.
Bruce Kerievsky writes, "Charles Gourgey is a brilliant Music and Creative Arts Therapist and spiritual teacher. He is a blessing to his hospice patients and to all who know him. Move over Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, etc.
"Read this book and you will be on your way toward viewing this world in a new way."
Writes John Killinger: "If I could have only one book to study in addition to the scriptures themselves, I would immediately choose 'Judeochristianity.' I hope -- devoutly -- that it will become a bestseller."
About Charles "Carlos" Gourgey
Charles "Carlos" Gourgey, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC, is a board-certified and New York state-licensed music therapist. He has more than 20 years of experience working in hospices and nursing homes, and for 10 years was music therapist for Cabrini Hospice in New York City. He has published articles on psychology and religion in various journals. "Judeochristianity" is available at Amazon.com.