Honest to GOoD


Discerning the sacred in the secular

By: John W.H. Smith

Pages : 194
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 148mm x 210mm
ISBN : 9780995381537

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Honest to GOoD is the story of a personal journey in search of spiritual wholeness with intellectual integrity.   It is written in the hope that it will encourage others to explore the spiritual dimension of their lives and not be satisfied with easy answers or pronouncements by religious authorities, especially when they conflict with reason and personal experience.  The writer asserts that we should recognise and affirm the presence of this spirit of the sacred energy, which he calls God, and which Jesus claims resides within and around all people in the ordinary events of life.  Further, we should be prepared to follow its promptings, even if they confound conventional wisdom. Each spiritual journey is a unique experience in that each person must find his/her own religious voice – anything else is heretical. The God of Jesus is present and comes to visibility in our interpersonal relationships with others.  The Jesus message that the reign of God is present is a most revolutionary one, because it challenges the Christian Church to reveal the presence of this sacred energy by affirming its visibility in every circumstance. This book is a message of hope because it affirms that the God Spirit is with us and is continually revealed in random acts of kindness and generosity.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm



John W.H. Smith


Morning Star Publishing


148mm x 210mm



About the author

John Smith is an ordained minister and social worker, having obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Melbourne University and a Master of Social Administration from Flinders University. He is a founding member of the ‘Progressive Christian Network of Victoria Inc.’ and ‘Common Dreams’ conferences where he continues to serve as a committee member. He co-edited with Rex Hunt Why Weren’t We Told? (Polebridge Press) and New Life: Rediscovering Faith – Stories from Progressive Christians (Morning Star Publishing).


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