Reviews

What people are saying about Stephanie Dowrick and her books. This section includes reviews about Stephanie’s published works but also her own reviews and discussion about other writers and their books.

Reverend Stephanie Dowrick PhD is Australia’s most innovative and influential creator of books on personal and spiritual development. Through her writing and teaching she has, over a period of 25 years, supported a very wide range of readers to live life more generously, justly and with far greater choice, freedom and joy.

Stephanie Dowrick is that rare writer who combines psychological insight and training with a genuinely compassionate social analysis, as well as an authentically inclusive spiritual conviction inspired by the timeless wisdom traditions. Through her books, articles and committed use of social media, including Facebook, she reaches out to many thousands of people with an enriching message of increasing inner and outer wellbeing.

Her most recent books include Seeking the Sacred – called by Claire Scobie in the Sydney Morning Herald, “A chalice of wisdom” –  Everyday Kindness, and her latest book, Heaven on Earth, about which Dr Marj Britt wrote: “Stephanie Dowrick emerges as a mystical poet with a radiance of her own.”

Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s acclaimed books include Intimacy and Solitude *  The Universal Heart * Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love * Choosing Happiness * Creative Journal Writing * The Almost-Perfect Marriage * In the Company of Rilke * Seeking the Sacred * Everyday Kindness * The Moon Shines Out of the Dark (for children) * Heaven on Earth

Her past achievements include founding the prestigious independent London publishing house * The Women’s Press * where she was Managing Director from 1977-1983, then later Chairperson. She was also Fiction Publisher for Allen & Unwin in the early 1990s; for ten years she was a regular contributor to “Life Matters” on ABC Radio National; for 10 years (until 2010) was “Inner Life” columnist for Good Weekend magazine; for 9 years (until 2012) was ambassador and well being presenter for Breast Cancer Network Australia. She has also been an Adjunct Fellow with the Writing & Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney, and continues to be ambassador for International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA).

What Dr Stephanie Dowrick does:

> Writes thoughtful reader-focused books that really can change lives for the better
> Contributes significantly through all areas of her work to a contemporary multicultural, multifaith, interspiritual perspective that allows for increasing personal and community respect and understanding;
> Speaks in a variety of public, corporate and non-government settings, including staff retreats;
> Offers spiritually inclusive services at Pitt Street Uniting Church Sydney Australia (3rd Sundays of each month, at 3pm). These services came to an end in September 2017;
> Leads spiritually inclusive retreats at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand, plus spiritually inclusive spiritual retreats and psychological workshops in Australia and elsewhere;
> Teaches writing and creativity in a variety of settings;
> Contributes to leading newspapers. Contributes to ABC Radio;
> Actively contributes to social media – particularly through her Official Stephanie Dowrick Facebook page;
> Co-hosts the Universal Heart Book Club.

 

Anna Funder’s All That I Am

Stephanie Dowrick reviews Anna Funder’s exceptional debut novel, recent winner of the Miles Franklin (published by Penguin Australia). This review first appeared in the Sydney

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Choose life!

“When do you write? Do you make a time every morning…?” I was asked a couple of nights ago at a wonderful event at Shearer’s

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Press and contact information.

How to contact Stephanie Dowrick.

Social media – Stephanie is active on facebook and twitter

Publishers – Stephanie is currently represented by Allen & Unwin and Penquin/Random House

Events, workshops and retreats – Stephanie is currently not available for bookings – but keep an eye on the website and social media for any future or upcoming events.

Universal Heart Book Club

The Universal Heart Book Club was launched in July 2012 as a global book club for people who care passionately about books – and especially the values that best support us as a global family. It’s hosted by two Australian-based writers, Stephanie Dowrick – writer, reading activist, founder of the Universal Heart Network – and travel writer, reviewer and blogger, Walter Mason.

See what people have to say about Stephanie’s books on ‘goodreads’