Pittsburgh, Penn. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
With Pope Francis making changes to 2000-year-old doctrines, could it be time for Christians to put down their Bible and create their own one-on-one relationship with God?
Illustrating how Christianity is not just about actions, “Christ-Centered Consciousness” demonstrates the power of thoughts and feelings in one’s consciousness. Author John Ryan exemplifies how his new book sets a standard for Christianity, in a nontraditional way.
“I am asking Christians to take it upon themselves to create a conscious relationship with God,” Ryan said. “This book is very different from others in the Christian genre because it aims to take something nontraditional, and make it a Christian norm.”
Through a spiritually guided journey from an unconventional gay Christian, Ryan showcases how Christ led him to the truth. After establishing a relationship with God through a concentrated state of consciousness, Ryan pens how Christ revealed his love for both hetero and homosexual Christians.
“For years I was uncomfortable with my sexuality because I was gay,” Ryan said. “Then I began having strong spiritual experiences that confirmed Jesus loves me the way I am. I want others to push aside their insecurities so they can establish a relationship with our loving God.”
Overall, “Christ-Center Consciousness” exemplifies how every Christian can create a strong bonding relationship with God by combining the psyche and faith.
“Having graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in psychology, I meshed together two interesting perspectives,” Ryan said. “Using both my knowledge of the mind and religion, I want to spread an accepting ideology into the Christian world.”
About the author
John Ryan has a degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently working on working on a master’s degree in psychology. Ryan is a devout Christian. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Penn.
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