A Book by Dr. Tom Norris

A Fresh Cup of Tolerance

Universalism: The New Religion of Tolerance

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With over seven billion people on the planet and a lot more coming, learning to get along and live (love) together is essential to our survival. In a crisis our best nature surfaces-but we seem unable to sustain a sense of true community and remain in the heart of compassion for more than a few CNN weeks at a time. Understanding this, A Fresh Cup of Tolerance offers a revolutionary theory of Universalism, providing a pathway of hope for a troubled and divided world. In doing so, it addresses some of the foremost dilemmas of our time: * Environment * Globalization * Feminist and gender issues * Religious strife * Oppression * Poverty * War * Prejudice. Theologically, it systematically explores: * Our world's multi-layered views of God * Our place in the world * Good, evil, sin and suffering * Ongoing revelation * Spirituality in the digital age * Love and community * Spiritual liberation. Nevertheless, A Fresh Cup of Tolerance is not just a pleasant, vanilla treatise on love; it's a living, breathing, dynamic faith-in-action theology free from rigid words (scriptures), beliefs (dogma) or practices (rituals). Pulling from centuries of global religious tradition - including teachings from Native American, Asian, pagan and neo-pagan Goddess, Judeo-Christian, Islamic ways of life and more - this truly Universalist theology serves as a "call to action"; for those individuals desperately seeking a world full of loving relationships and respect.

This is the first book in The Fresh Cup Series.  I am working on several more books: 

  • A Fresh Cup of Counseling: A Handbook for Spiritual Counseling is completed and being presented to publishers.  Publication is expected by mid-2021.

  • A Fresh Cup of Manhood: Being the 21st Century Good Guy: Father, Partner, Date

  • A Fresh Cup of Spirituality: 52 ways in 52 Weeks to Grow Spiritually

  • A Fresh Cup of Healing: A Handbook for Counseling Victims of Sexual Abuse

  • A Fresh Cup of Business:  A Handbook for Light Companies and Corporations