THIS: Becoming Free
Released April 16th, 2019
The second book from Grammy-nominated artist, composer, and podcaster Michael Gungor, This: Becoming Free, breaks down the illusions of existence, inviting readers on a journey to live more self-aware, free lives.
Doubt-filled spiritual leader 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 is it just a story, you can let go and be free.
The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse
Released November 22nd, 2012
In The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse, Michael Gungor takes an uncompromising--and humorous--look at our creative selves and the world that we have fashioned around us. Through story and reflection, Gungor shows how our deepest beliefs and assumptions about the universe affect how we order creation. Our art and our humanity are inextricably entwined.
An award-winning, globetrotting musician, Gungor also reveals his personal journey as an artist and creator, a tale of moving from innocence to wisdom, from simplicity to complexity and back again, a tale of leaving home and returning in a new, better, and more creative way.