Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker


      Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker
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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  • Paperback
  • 242 pages
  • Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker
  • Fred Howard
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 1502521806

10 thoughts on “ Transforming Faith: Stories of Change from a Lifelong Spiritual Seeker

  1. says:

    In our postmodern world, outmoded, provincial literalisms are making a laughing stock of traditional religious beliefs It is so gratifying to read about a faith leader willing to put his neck on the line to help people move beyond what he calls the Adopted Faith common to most people in most traditional, organized religions, and toward amature stance.Thismature stance can only be accessed after a period of honest open ended questioning and critical reflection involving risk of In our postmodern world, outmoded, provincial literalisms are making a laughing stock of traditional religious beliefs It is so gratifying to read about a faith leader willing to put his neck on the line to help people move beyond what he calls the Adopted Faith common to most people in most traditional, organized religions, and toward amature stance.Thismature stance can only be accessed after a period of honest open ended questioning and critical reflection involving risk of defection from the church Dr Howard calls this middle stage Individuating Faith, similar to James Fowler s individual Reflective Faith Many clergy are unwilling to encourage this necessary questioning due to fear of losing congregants But without that facing down the inevitable doubts suggested by the findings of modern science and our increasingly globalized society, a person is held back in a spiritual infancy.I congratulate Dr Howard on his clear, concise articulation of...

  2. says:

    I was awarded this book through a giveaway on goodreads This book is one I will return to to reflect indepth on each chapter and loved how each one could be looked at singularly as separate units I do not believe it should be a quick read then soon forgotten I m hoping to reflect over this book periodically over time The authors approach is realistic and fresh He really puts himself out there with honesty, regardless if you agree or disagree I was hesitant to read th...

  3. says:

    This was a fantastic book and one that I will come back to, I hope, over and over again It so clearly, for me, defines what faith is and what it can do I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be a good person and help make our world a better place.

  4. says:

    Quotable In religious community we hear stories, and it is in the hearing and telling of these stories that I experience what I call God It might seem a strange thing to say, but the only God I know personally is the one I see in others as we share stories and build community together My ultimate goal is to be secure enough in my identity to venture forth, learn about the religions and cultures of others, and never be threatened by them.Twenty six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and a few Quotable In religious community we hear stories, and it is in the hearing and telling of these stories that I experience what I call God It might seem a strange thing to say, but the only God I know personally is the one I see in others as we share stories and...

  5. says:

    The Author, an Ordained Minister, gives his views on faith and stories of faith, in this compelling book It gives the reader a lot to think about and the book will appeal to a wide group of readers.

  6. says:

    Sometimes it is good to read about something I already know to be true The reading lets me know that others look at the world the same way that I do It also is refreshing to see thoughts that I already hold being expressedeloquently than I have been able to express them The most important message of this book to me is to keep searching, and keep growing I already do that, but I like being reminded of the importance of growth I chose not to read this book quickly I wanted to give each Sometimes it is good to read about something I already know to be true The reading lets me know that others look at the world the same way that I do It also is refreshing to see thoughts that I already hold being expressedeloquently than I have been able to express them The most important message of this book to me is to keep searching, and keep growing I already do that, but I like being reminded of the importance of growth I chose not to read this book quickly I wanted to give each chapter a little ti...

  7. says:

    Great book

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