Taylor’s newly-released book, A New Way to be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive, has been highly acclaimed by such notables as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, MD and others, and offers a path to an integrated life of purpose.
As a young man in South Africa, Robert V. Taylor fought against Apartheid alongside his spiritual mentor, Desmond Tutu (who joined Robert for the book's LA launch). Tutu would soon put his young spiritual protege on a plane to the U.S. to spare him imprisonment for his anti-Apartheid activity, and there, Robert joined the priesthood. As a young priest, Robert again found himself at the crossroads of history many years later, becoming the highest-ranking openly gay clergy person in the Episcopal Church prior to Bishop Gene Robinson.
Today, Robert is an activist for LGBT and HIV communities, the homeless of Seattle (where he is based), and is Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, based in New York. His book illustrates spiritual principles with deeply moving anecdotes from his life and those who have been on his journey, and his down-to-earth talks on "Getting Along with your Political Foes," "Bringing Out the Best in Your Co-Workers," "Polishing the World with Kindness" have found large and enthusiastic audiences on television programs and in speaking events around the country. (prbythebook)