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Spiritual Pilgrim

Awakening Journeys of a Twenty-First Century Transcendentalist

Jim Sherblom

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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 9781634891400
  • Publication Date: 2018-09-18
  • Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Availability: Forthcoming, Due 09/2018

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Spiritual Pilgrim

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“I simply learned to say yes whenever a great spiritual adventure is offered.”

As a venture capitalist and early investor in biomedicine, Jim Sherblom sought to make a positive impact in the world. At the height of his career, he experienced what could only be called a spiritual awakening, and was drawn away from his successful career to follow his calling as a newly ordained UU Minister. What followed was a multi-religious exploration across the globe, through time and space, and into the transcendental experiences of religious mystics.

In this memoir, Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom reflects on his journeys of awakening and the teachings he uncovered from occupying the liminal space of the mystics. He shares these lessons so others may live deeply and curiously and experience the awakened joy of twenty-first century transcendentalism.


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“Equal parts memoir and guidebook, Spiritual Pilgrim entrances with stories that reveal Jim’s unabashedly open heart and deep well of knowledge.”—Doug Stone and Sheila Heen, coauthors of New York Times bestselling Difficult Conversations

Jim Sherblom

Reverend Doctor Jim Sherblom holds a BA from Yale, an MBA from Harvard, and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Andover Newton Theological School. His industry roles include serving as senior vice president and CFO of Genzyme Corporation, chairman and CEO of TSI Corporation, and founding managing partner of Seaflower Ventures.

At midlife, he was called into divine mystery. Through a series of vision quests and theological studies, he emerged as a spiritual teacher, preacher, and friend of God. He was called to parish ministry, serving as a senior minister at First Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts, for eleven years.

Since retiring from parish ministry, Jim mostly writes about spiritual matters, especially his travels with mystics, pilgrims, and spiritual seekers. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with Loretta. His favorite deep spiritual practice consists of walking meditation in Walden Woods or around Walden Pond. He is the proud parent of two grown children.

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