In a world that seems increasingly fragmented, J. Philip Newell calls us to a vision of lifeâ€²s essential oneness. He invites us to listen for the heartbeat of God and to be part of a new harmony. A New Harmony is based on a Christianity more integrated with the earth and with the rest of humanity and we are taken on a pathway towards transformation in our lives. A New Harmony communicates across the boundaries of religion and race that have separated us and honours our distinct inheritances by serving what is deeper stillâ€"the oneness of our origins and the oneness of Earthâ€²s destiny.
Newell explores the essential interconnectedness of all things. Everything - whether the expanding light of distant galaxies or humanityâ€²s inner light of mind and consciousness - carries within itself the life of the universeâ€²s shared beginning. With keen insight and sensitivity, he confronts the brokenness of our harmony, as individuals and families and as nations and species. Only by knowing and naming the extent and depth of our disharmony will we find the way forward. Confronting our brokenness, individually and together, is integral to the hope for healing. Newell leads us on a pathway of discovery toward transforming the way we understand ourselves.