Transforming Faith recently received a Nautilus Book Award, joining as a recipient such notables as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Barbara Kingsolver Among its other honors The silver medal winner of the 2015 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards and a finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence, Independent Author Network, Reader s Favorite, Beverly Hills, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards The book uses the time tested strategy of storytelling to blaze an adventurous new path for spiritual growth and faith development Utilizing tales from personal experience, ancient wisdom teachings, as well as popular culture, Howard cuts a wide swath through the provincial literalisms of conventional Christianity The book manages to clear this path through the many difficult and sensitive issues in the contemporary spiritual and religious landscape while maintaining a healthy and commendable respect for all faith traditions Those looking for relevance for the life of the spirit in today s jaded times should find a kind and helpful guide in Dr Howard He takes a decidedly different approach to faith development beginning with a section on the role imagination plays in spiritual growth From there the author expands his unconventional approach into the areas of faith, compassion, God, and Christianity Following in the footsteps of M Scott Peck s The Road Less Traveled, this book offers a fresh and sometimes unconventional guide to understanding your spirituality. Read Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Rev Dr Fred Howard has roots deep in Georgia soil He was born and raised in Macon,attended Valdosta State College and then the Medical College of Georgia, and practiced medicine as a family physician in Cairo and Douglas for twenty years In 2002 he felt called to ministry and closed his medical practice, moved to Atlanta, and began studies at Candler School of Theology After graduation in 2006, he spent a year in the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Emory Hospital The final leg of his ministerial training was completed in 2007 at the High Street Church in Macon where he did his ministerial internship Since 2008 he has served as minister of the Valdosta Unitarian Church He also continues to work part time in themedical field as an emergency room physician.Fred has special interests in contemplative spirituality, mind body medicine, and interfaith andintercultural exchange He is on the Board of Directors of Peacemakers, an organization that fosters world peace by teaching children ethical values common to all religions anddenominations in a summer camp program, and past board member of Project Harvest Hope, an organization that promotes sustainable economic development in rural Eastern Europe.He is married to Kathy Riggins Howard and they live in Valdosta, GA They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.
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- Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker
- Fred Howard
- 15 January 2018 Fred Howard