Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a spiritual community in Los Angeles. He is the founder of the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership and an international speaker and teacher of meditation. Beckwith is the author of many books including Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential.

On this 6 1/2 hour Sounds True Audio Course on 6 CDs, the popular teacher and writer examines the far reaches of the spiritual paradigm of plenitude. Joy ought to be our regular response to the many gifts and wonders that have been showered upon us. Instead the EGO (Edging God Out) is hard at work keeping us isolated from others and taking our blessings for granted. "The Divine is offering its entire treasure house to you right now," says Beckwith. He ends session one with a suggested practice of "whole-souled gratitude."

Instead of listening to the councils of despair, we are encouraged to open to abundance in our bodies, in loving relationships, in visioning our life's purpose, and in deepening our realization of Spirit. Bechwith brings across these themes and guided meditations with enthusiasm and vigor. We were especially impressed with his treatments of living from abundance, caring for the body temple, knowing when to let go, sharing your gifts, and the importance of spiritual practice.