The writings of John Pratt Bingham are for those people who are interested in learning about the intertwining of psychology and spirituality. John is an Episcopal priest who writes for all who seek.
Inner Treasure is a collection of brief essays that offer psychological insight into the teachings of Jesus. It is for individuals who want a fresh way of thinking about familiar texts. Study groups find it stimulating. It is published by Dove Publications, Pecos, New Mexico.
God and Dreams: Is There a Connection? is published by the Resource Publications Division of Wipf and Stock Publishers.
At one time when people wanted a direct, personal experience of God, they turned to their dreams. Today religious writing ignores dreams and their spiritual dimensions. Contemporary secular thinking focuses almost exclusively on the biological and quantative function of dreams. God and Dreams explores what happened that caused this change. Particular attention is given to Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought and to psychological, philosophical and scientific attitudes about dreams. God and Dreams challenges the current orthodoxy of both religious and secular perspectives by arguing that dreams do indeed come from God.
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SPECIAL OFFER TO TEACHERS and CLERGY
Teachers who assign Inner Treasure to their college or high school students or pastors who use it for Bible Study groups or Lenten Study material, there is in Appendix B a study guide that includes questions that can be used to stimulate discussion. Appendix A contains suggestions for personal study. In appreciation for using Inner Treasure, I will respond to all questions the class has and offer resources for those who want to take their studies a step farther. There is no charge for these services.
SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL VISITORS
A free signed bookplate of Inner Treasure will be sent to all visitors who e-mail me their name and mailing address. This information will not be sold or given to anyone.