Sep 28, 2012 03:53PM
Revs. Don and Dorothy Ann Jackson are back in Sarasota after being away for four years. They had retired in 2007 after being Co-Ministers at Unity of Sarasota for 21 years. It was in the cocoon of an isolated community in the Ozarks that Don was inspired to write his new book, Religious Lies--Religious Truths. Join Don at Elysian Fields on October 20 at 4pm for a 30-minute talk and a signing of this new book.
This is a liberating book on religion, reflecting Don’s background as a minister in the Southern Baptist Church in the ‘60s and his experience as a professor of counseling psychology at a major university. The book exposes the failure of traditional religion to change the world. According to him, the major need for humanity is to awaken to their original goodness. This awakening is the spiritual path that requires a return to and a practice of the teachings of Jesus, which requires effort and work.
The Jacksons have started a spiritual ministry held at the Unitarian Church on 3975 Fruitville Road each Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm. It is a spiritual focus, open to all, emphasizing the teachings of Jesus and his great message of love.