Growing out of two decades of teaching and practice, Finding God Again: Spirituality for Adults addresses, in an experiential and pastoral way, the need to re-envision God as we grow from an adolescent to adult spirituality. Shea, a renowned pastoral counselor and teacher, shows how we can lose touch with religion, spirituality, and a belief in God because of times when our image of God is too narrow, unreal, or inadequate to make sense of our experience. Real life stories illustrate Shea's life-changing challenge to leave behind the Superego God of childhood in favor of a Living God we can relate to as adults.
John J. Shea is visiting associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Boston College. For over twenty years, he taught psychology and pastoral counseling at Fordham University. Shea has lectured in the USA, Australia, India, Ireland, and Canada on the areas of psychology of religon, pastoral counseling, and life span development. He has written two books and is the author of numerous articles.
Part 1 Part I: The Superego God Chapter 2 Chapter 1:The Adolescing Self Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Imaging and Fettered Imaging Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Characteristics of the Superego God Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Adolescing Religion and Formal Religion Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Images of the Superego God Part 7 Part II: The Living God Chapter 8 Chapter 6: The Adult Self Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Unfettered Imaging and Religious Experiencing Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Characteristics of the Living God Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Adult Religion and Integral Spirituality Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Images of the Living God Part 13 Part III: Transformation: From The Superego God to The Living God Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Transformation and Why It Gets So Little Attention Chapter 15 Chapter 12: What Hinders Transformation Chapter 16 Chapter 13: What Facilitates Transformation Chapter 17 Chapter 14: Images of Transformation Chapter 18 Conclusion