A Mad Desire for God:

My astounding journey with a modern-day spiritual master

Born into privilege, Karen Tenney built a life as a successful therapist and businesswoman. Her world was radically changed when destiny led her to the feet of a powerful and loving spiritual master who awakened in her a deep longing for love, fulfillment and union with God. Soon an extraordinary relationship unfolded between Master and disciple, taking Karen to the heights of spiritual ecstasy and the limits of letting go.

Diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in 2010, Karen faced her own mortality and began preparing herself – and her family – for her death and conscious departure. Two years later a miraculous recovery gave her a second chance at life, and the opportunity to continue pursuing the spiritual freedom she longed for.

Follow Karen on her astounding spiritual journey – A Mad Desire for God.


Praise for the book

“I was captivated by this book about one woman’s journey into spiritual transformation and confrontation of her own death. It is alternately humorous, heartbreaking and profound.”  – Darrin Zeer, Best Selling Author of Office Yoga

“As an advocate for the empowerment of women, I am impressed with the strength and determination of Karen Tenney’s journey to God.” – Karen Karpowich, Past President of New York Women’s Agenda

“For anyone interested in the soul’s awakening, this book is an invaluable gift.”  – Racole Tackett, M.S., Therapist and International Seminar Leader

“Karen Tenney is a modern woman utterly dedicated to a profound adventure in her personal search for and discovery of God’s love. Couched in clear, strong prose, her message is compelling and fully believable.”   – Gail Epes, Episcopal priest