Believe Again: A Journey Back to Faith

Book I

by Andrew Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781450256643
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 104
ISBN : 9781450256636

About the Book

This book was written for those who have left their Christian faith or who have become what Bishop John Shelby Spong calls, “believers in exile.” It also speaks to those who are questioning their current Christian faith. It describes a mystical view of Christianity that incorporates Gnosticism, quantum physics, shamanism, cognitive psychology, Jungian psychology, and biblical scholarship. At the end of each chapter are prompts, questions, and activities that invite readers to make personal connections with the ideas presented. These are designed to be recorded in a journal. This book can be used with a book club, a study group, or individually. It will be a tool for your spiritual growth and renewal.

About the Author

Andrew P. Johnson was a 1976 graduate of Grantsburg High School in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Music and Speech-Communication. After getting his elementary teaching license, he taught 2nd grade in River Falls, Wisconsin from 1983-1986. He went on to teach 1st grade in the Twin Cities area and also spent three years teaching back in the Grantsburg, Wisconsin.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education in 1997. He is currently Professor of Holistic Education at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. His professional studies include spiritual intelligence, psychology, transpersonal psychology, holistic intelligence, educational philosophy, creativity, literacy, and learning theories. His personal studies include spirituality, world religions, Gnosticism, and early Christianity. In the last ten years his personal and professional worlds have merged. He is the author of eight books and more than 30 academic articles.

He lives in North Mankato with his wife, Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons and their dogs Mickey and Emmet.