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Wake Up Call:
Daily insights for the spiritually curious

Wake Up Call: Daily Insights for the Spiritually Curious is a collection of my top stories from my Wake Up Call column over the past 10 years.

Available in print and on Kindle.

Publication date: January 1, 2024.

Wake Up Call, the book

Wake Up Call:
Why I wrote it.
What you’ll get out of it. 

Do you consider yourself spiritual but not religious? Are you looking to enhance your spiritual growth? Decades of self-guided study have shown me that there’s no single path to becoming a more spiritual person. There are many.


The key is finding the spiritual philosophies and practices that are meaningful to you. I wrote Wake Up Call: Daily Insights for the Spiritually Curious to share with you what I’ve learned—and to help light a spark that can lead you to greater purpose, contentment and joy. I hope the book inspires you on your spiritual quest, wherever it may lead.  

“This book will stir you! Imaginative yet practical guidance for finding your way in life.”

Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

“A jolt for the soul, a thunderbolt of profound insight.”

Karen Brailsford, author of Sacred Landscapes of the Soul

“Whatever path you’re on, whatever your soul yearns for, you’re sure to find spiritual sustenance in this banquet of offerings.”

Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda and Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

“For the spiritually curious, a contemplative joy. A wonderful read!”

Hear from the author

My name is Tom Rapsas

I’m what you might call a “regular guy.” For virtually all my adult life, I’ve worked a

9-to-5 job in an office. Yet, like many of you, I've had a life-long interest in all things spiritual. Wondering if there might be more to life than the daily cycle of work-home-sleep-repeat, I began reading voraciously–everything from books on philosophy, Buddhism, and the Jesus teachings I grew up on, to the latest spirituality bestsellers, self-help columns, and human-interest stories in my local newspaper. I encapsulate what I’ve learned in my weekly Wake Up Call columns and feature the very best of these stories in Wake Up Call, the book.  

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January 2024  Conversations with Joan/Joan Hermann
February 2024 Spiritually Inspired/Claudiu Murgan 
March 2024 Coca Cola Compassion Lab/Kathy Twells
March 2024 Wellness Prescription/Dr. Claudia Machiella 

My Column

Since 2012, I’ve written the Wake Up Call column at the faith site Patheos, penning over 500 stories. I’m the most popular columnist on the website’s New Visions channel (formerly the Spirituality channel) and draw thousands of readers each week. One person called it “a spiritual Reader’s Digest.” 

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