Sunday, April 7th @ 3 pm - Michael Gungor discusses and signs "This: Becoming Free"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Michael Gungor to the store to discuss and sign This: Becoming Free on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 pm. As a special treat, Michael will begin the event by playing a couple of songs on his guitar and to top it off, our Brentwood Country Mart neighbors, Caffe Luxxe will be pouring free samples of their delicious coffee and giving our vouchers for a free drink for the event guests! Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
Doubt-filled spiritual leader and reluctant Grammy-nominated Christian musician Michael Gungor finally let go of his belief in God as he tried to whittle together a god that he could love. Letting go of the stories that defined his identity and value in the world led Gungor and his family on a wild and painful journey through atheism, mysticism, betrayal, loss, medical issues, moving trucks, and thousands of online trolls.
The deconstruction of his faith is one story. The transformation of it is another. As Gungor lets us know, our stories are the seams of illusion that we sew into reality--in order to label this and that. But what you think of as you (or anything else for that matter) is simply movement within the ocean of Being--of THIS. Once you see that it is just a story, you can let go and be free.
This is beyond words, category, or distinction. It simply and fully is.
Through personal story, parable, philosophy, physics, and absurdity, Gungor shows us that who we think we are is an illusion, a constriction of reality that creates suffering in our lives. This: Becoming Free is a letter of love, reminding you of who you truly are under those stories of yours.
Michael Gungor, a.k.a. Vishnu Dass, is a Grammy-nominated artist, composer, and author who lives in Los Angeles California, with his wife and two daughters. He leads the musical collective Gungor, co-hosts The Liturgists Podcast, and is the author of The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse: A Book for Creators.