Story of Recovery: Margaret

I think your members might be interested in my upcoming book, Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind. (avail for pre-order now on Amazon and Barnes & Publication date: October, 2012.)

It shows how the narrow, literalist versions of religion are typical of an immature spirituality. A person must distance themselves from this type of belief system if they are ever to mature. But having done that, they need not necessarily deprive themselves forever of any form of spirituality. There is another way. Spiritual development theorists (and the stories in my book) show us there is a more mature, more sophisticated form of spirituality that does not depend on narrow beliefs and excluding those who believe differently (or have different lifestyles.)

Margaret Placentra Johnston