You may have found your way here because of interest in my last book, Imagination and the Journey of Faith (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008), or because of my earlier writing in the area of behavioral medicine and cancer.
My newest book, Flourishing Life (Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012) is just out. In it, I bring together the fields of evolutionary neuroscience, psychology, and theology to consider what we mean by a life well lived. Taking a holistic view of our embodied, yet spiritual selves, I addressed the following questions as I wrote: Why do some flourish, even to the end of life, even in the face of waning physical power? If we can answer that question with any certainty, then it seems to me that the following question becomes crucial: Are there behaviors that can be changed, practices that can be carried out prior to old age, that enhance such flourishing – even in the face of trauma, loss, or sickness? These are the overriding concerns that are guiding my writing at present.
You can jump to the page for this just-published book by clicking here.
Speaking of my earlier writing: Until now, Behavior and Cancer, which was originally published in 1985, has been out of print for some time and copies have been hard to come by. Well, that's all changed now that the book is in its second printing and is now available for purchase! Check out the book's page for more information, or click here to go right to the order page at iUniverse.com.
I hope you'll explore my website, where I have information on my books, copies of my sermons, presentations and other publications, and more. Again, welcome!