In 1999 Steven Greenebaum felt he’d hit the wall. Fifty years old, he could not make
sense of his life or the world around him. For several months he angrily demanded
answers from God, if God were there. One afternoon, an inner voice told him to get a
pen and paper and write. Steven then took dictation – three pages, not of
commandments but guidance for leading a meaningful life.
An Afternoon’s Dictation grapples with, organizes, and deeply explores the revelations
Steven received and then studied for over ten years. His sharing is NOT offered as the
only possible way to understand it the dictation. It is offered, rather, as a start. The
book’s sections include deep explorations into “The Call to Interfaith,” “The Call to Love
One Another,” “The Call to Justice,” and “The Call to Community.” These explorations
are rooted in a crucial part of the dictation that directs us to “Seek truth in the
commonality of religions – which are but the languages of speaking to Me.”
Thus, An Afternoon’s Dictation builds on what unites our diverse spiritual traditions,
not what divides us. It shows us a path to respecting our differences while embracing the
unity of the great callings of our spiritual traditions. An Afternoon’s Dictation provides
caring guidance forward in these hugely challenging times – if we are open to it.