The Story Of Our Time


Beneath the illusion of separation, humanity is one family.


Beneath the illusion of separation, humanity is one family.

In this timely and award winning book, Dr. Robert Atkinson offers a deeply thoughtful narrative of conscious evolution drawn from the continuous wisdom of the world’s religions. The Story of Our Time inspires hope as it traces love’s unifying power throughout history and in our midst.

Don’t be distracted by seeming setbacks; this big picture view of human progress points to peaceful unity as our ultimate destination. How we get there depends upon the stories we live by and the action we take.

Author Bio

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is a member of Evolutionary Leaders, an internationally recognized authority in life story interviewing, personal mythmaking and soul-making. He is a Nautilus Silver Award winning author for The Story of Our Time. Dr. Atkinson is also the author of eight other books, professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and the director of Life Story Commons.


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Good news! For all the divisive shadows rising across the landscape of the global community these days, there is an answering and much more potent luminosity. Human consciousness is unfolding toward its essential unity – not only with other humans but also with all Life. This lucid book both celebrates that evolutionary trajectory and guides our full and empowered participation. -Mirabai Starr, author of Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss & Transformation, and God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam

What makes this book a classic is its profound stretch across the philosophical, metaphysical, scientific, and spiritual panorama of existence, all wrapped in the universal language of connectivity that unites all sentient beings: Love. It is a must-read by the widest of global audiences. -Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

This beautiful book helps us find a whole new category of understanding evolution. It is not a materialistic process seen only from the outside; it is the interior journey of humanity’s consciousness, love and creativity, a remarkable work that I recommend wholeheartedly. -Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential