The Way: The Spiritual Journey, The Path to Glory

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In 1949, author Robert Johnston experienced a life-changing encounter with an agnostic coworker. Because of this person's radically different life perspective, Johnston began to realize how spiritual conflict leads a Christian into a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.

The Way: The Spiritual Journey – The Path to Glory is the compelling story of Johnston's fifty-year Christian pilgrimage. In the course of his journey, Johnston discovers that it is not our achievements in ...

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Overview

In 1949, author Robert Johnston experienced a life-changing encounter with an agnostic coworker. Because of this person's radically different life perspective, Johnston began to realize how spiritual conflict leads a Christian into a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit.

The Way: The Spiritual Journey – The Path to Glory is the compelling story of Johnston's fifty-year Christian pilgrimage. In the course of his journey, Johnston discovers that it is not our achievements in this world that prepare us for salvation but rather Christ who uses our life's experiences to propel us toward spiritual victory.

Followers of Christ are directed to witness his victorious love, and Johnston saw God at work that day in 1949. The Way encourages you to seek the Lord in your life and spread his wonderful message to those who have yet to respond to it.

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This scholarly look at the Christian journey is for readers who prefer to be persuaded by reason and logic, rather than an overtly emotional appeal. Still, one can sense the earnestness that underlies the author's calm approach.
The Way presents the author's take on what it means to follow the path of Christian faith. In contrast to many inspirational books out there, the writer makes no attempt to tell readers how to live their lives with a number of steps or clever catchphrases. The book, which includes footnotes, is a measured view of topics like "Seeking the Greater Good" and "Overcoming Evil." The writer takes himself out of the equation, with the exceptions of some references to the alienation he experienced in the workplace as a result of his beliefs.
Robert Johnston was born in 1924 and grew up in the church. He was educated at MIT and worked for many years as an engineer, beginning in the 1940s. Johnston is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and now resides in a retirement home.
Readers may be surprised that despite the writer's age and traditional approach, he outlines several beliefs that are at odds with mainstream theology. He de-emphasizes the concept of "religion" and advocates the acceptance of non-Christian religions. When discussing hell, he does not describe a fiery afterlife, but writes, "A much more meaningful case can be made for the concept of Hell in not a place but rather a spiritual condition." And in the chapter, "Christian Faith and the Life/Death Cycle," we find that he is not opposed to the possibility of reincarnation.
The book is well written and well edited. It is not for everyone, but the writer stayed true to his purpose, "to challengeand encourage readers to seek the Lord." If there is any unevenness, it is due to the fact that the author did not originally write this as a book, but as separate articles, one of which was previously published. Some chapters have a section with questions, while other chapters do not, and it does not have the standard format that some religious and inspirational books have. Even so, there are efforts to connect different chapters and build on themes.Four stars (out of Five)
—Jada Bradley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595411566
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 101
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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