Usually, Christianity has not recognized the validity of spirituality if it is not closely tied to its traditional doctrines. This attitude was simply not an option for me.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014
"A Second Look at Jesus: The Experience of a Christian Mystic by John Evans" is now available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0578149540. The book is a memoir of Evans’ own spiritual journey, from Roman Catholic to seeker who has spent more than forty years meeting, and learning from, eastern and western spiritual teachers. In "A Second Look at Jesus," Evans eloquently retraces how he has formed his own spiritual understanding of Christianity.
Spurred on by a transformative experience he had while meditating in his youth, Evans began to study different religions and spiritual traditions. A Second Look at Jesus is a culmination of what he has learned. Here, after a wide-ranging and successful investigation, he reports on the practices and insights that have brought him spiritual dynamism and inner peace. He draws upon the Bible, the perspectives of the early Jerusalem Church and years of rewarding experience with eastern spiritual teachers to express a more spiritual way of being a Christian.
“I was raised as a traditional Christian. I was fully engaged from an early age with the sacraments, parochial school and, service as an altar boy. The religion of my youth taught me right from wrong and gave me an approximate explanation of my relationship with God. However, the result was not entirely satisfactory. I wanted better results!” says Evans. “Usually, Christianity has not recognized the validity of spirituality if it is not closely tied to its traditional doctrines. This attitude was simply not an option for me. The ongoing miracle of the surging life that was and is animating me could not be denied. Instead, I have closely reexamined contemporary and historic Christianity. I searched for evidence that my experience and the methods that triggered it were consistent with my Christian heritage. I have found what I was looking for.”
"A Second Look at Jesus: The Experience of a Christian Mystic" is now available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0578149540 .