God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr (Author)

God of Love is Mirabai Starr’s passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, prophetic calls for peace and justice, and for the first time in print, deeply engaging narratives from her own spiritual experiences. She guides readers to recognize the teachings and practices that unify rather then divide the three religions, and sheds light on the interspiritual perspective, which celebrates the Divine in all paths. It is Mirabai’s hope that this book will serve as a reminder that a dedication to lovingkindness is the highest expression of faith for all three religions.

Mirabai was born in New York in 1961 to secular Jewish parents who rejected the patriarchy of institutionalized religion. Intellectual, artistic and socially conscious, they were active in the anti-war protest movement of the Vietnam era.

As a teenager, Mirabai lived at the Lama Foundation, an intentional spiritual community that has honored all the world’s faith traditions since its inception in 1967, and where she holds lifelong membership. It was at Lama that Mirabai encountered many of the leading teachers and timeless teachings of diverse spiritual paths: Hindu; Buddhist; Sufi; Jewish; Christian and Native American. She was especially influenced by Ram Dass, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and the teachings of Murshid Samuel Lewis. This ecumenical experience became formative in the universal quality that has infused Mirabai’s work ever since.

Mirabai has been an adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos since 1993. Her emphasis is on making connections between the perennial teachings found at the heart of all the world’s spiritual paths, in an effort to balance action with contemplation and engage in a life of conscious service.

Starr is best known to readers for her acclaimed translations of Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross, and The Interior Castle and The Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila.


Mirabai Starr – “God of Love”

Promotional video for Mirabai Starr’s new book, “God of Love”. Shot and produced at the UNM-Taos CLD (Center for Learning at a Distance)

Mirabai Starr – Interview – “God of Love”

Full interview with Mirabai Starr regarding her new book, “God of Love.” Shot and produced at the UNM-Taos CLD.

Mirabai Starr – Inter-spirituality

Mirabai Starr M.A., is the SAGE Institute Vice-President and Co-founder. Critically acclaimed author and translator of the Spanish mystics (Dark Night of the Soul: St John of the Cross; Teresa of Avila: The Book Of My Life). She teaches Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos and teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. Mirabai teaches internationally on grief, transformation and inter-spirituality.

Date of sit and talk – November 21, 2013

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