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Beyond the Pews: Breaking Away from Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown

Beyond the Pews

by Jillian Maas Backman

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Beyond the Pews:  Breaking Away from Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown

Jillian Maas Backman is a minister’s daughter, a direct descendent of what she calls “American Spiritual Royalty”—an elite subculture of individuals chosen to help God’s people down the century’s-worn trail toward human salvation.  Maas Backman also happens to be an “awakened receiver” who hears angelic communications and soulful insights from a world rarely visible to the naked eye.

In her interactive autobiography, Jillian shares the personal account of her journey from spiritual innocence into a religious wilderness where she often hid behind her father’s powerful preacher’s robe.  For many years she hoped her intuitive gifts would simply go away, but they never did.  “I remained reclusive within the untainted spirit world until I became comfortable with my spiritual individuality and emerged from the sacred shadows into the awakened light of day.” Jillian eventually she learned to embrace the duality of her traditional religious upbringing and her connection with uncensored, untainted spirit.

Jillian believes we have entered into the “second phase of spiritual awakening.”  In this new era, there is no reason to abandon the deep convictions many of us hold towards our religious lineage.  Nor is there need to forsake our innate sense of spiritual exploration.  We have the right to have both, to experience “practical spirituality.”

In Beyond the Pews, you will follow the fascinating life story of a woman who heard angelic communications and received soulful insights from a world rarely visible to the naked eye. As a child in the church of her minister father, the author saw angels lingering in every space…. Tall ones, short ones, chubby ones… and colors encircling people. Transparent colors in every hue of the rainbow poured out before her eyes. After years of processing these faith-based sensory perceptions, she discovered the soul s natural intuitive language. Award-winning radio personality and Intuitive Life Coach Jillian Maas Backman offers valuable ways for you to connect with your spiritual intuition. Interactive sections offer soul lessons to help you understand your own faith experiences and natural intuitive talents. Explore ways to Chart your Divine Energy Rhythm, find the difference in Art of Doing versus the Art of Being, and learn how to analyze colors seen. This extraordinary book guides you to a deeper awareness of God s constant loving presence in our lives, to a rebirth from a religious dogmatic cocoon into an active awakened etheric butterfly.

Book Details:

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Street Press (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936181347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936181346
  • Available at all online and local book retailers

Advance Praise

Jillian Maas Backman is an extraordinary teacher. For years she has been guiding her clients along the path of self-discovery to peace and understanding. Now her astounding book, Beyond the Pews, is destined to transform countless more lives. —Susan Murphy Milano, author of Moving Out, Moving On, Defending our Lives, and Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship

This book is part biography, part poetry, and all spiritual guidance. It’s the story of the growth of an intuitive, and it’s a workbook for readers to come to understand and contribute to the essential interdependence of human and angelic beings. Backman writes with color and grace, and invites us all on a journey of pure joy. –Louise Marley, author of Mozart’s Blood and The Brahms Deception

Beyond the Pews is a beautifully written, illuminating book. The author’s experiences and lessons she offers to readers reveal the essential love that is God the medicine that can cure all. –Swami Mohan Das Bairagi

Jillian Maas Backman is a gifted intuitive, a generous and amazing empath, and a treasured teacher who brings all of those characteristics and qualities into each of our homes with her new autobiography and spiritual guidebook, Beyond the Pews.  Now a new face on the publishing scene, Backman empowers each of us with her hands-on best life blueprint while also showing each of us how to easily but very effectively develop our own innate intuitive abilities.  A fascinating read and a tremendously powerful tool to make dreams come true!—Ellen Whitehurst, bestselling author of Make This Your Lucky Day and CEO of Experience Your Extraordinary Life (www.ellenwhitehurst.com)

In Beyond The Pews Jillian Maas Backman delicately and necessarily bridges the gap between religion and spirituality, showing that there is no difference at all when you listen to the inner voice and follow your heart.  Her personal trials and discoveries inspired her to embrace her true essence.  She encourages her readers to seek their own answers as she provides guidance along the path of creative self-discovery and ignites that which already exists within. —April Claxton, CEO and Founder of The Movement Within, author of The Movement Within: 8 Steps to Ignite The Movement Within You and The Power of Self Love: A Mini Book.



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