Chrysalis is available now within NZ for $30 (postage inclusive). Email Alan to get copies.
Len Sweet states: ‘With Chrysalis, Alan Jamieson emerges as the dominant journey-theologian of our time. A book of immense spiritual wealth, Jamieson’s serene, soaring mastery of the spiritual journey is destined to become a classic’.
Chrysalis; a title in the series - FAITH IN AN EMERGING CULTURE, uses the life-cycle of butterflies as a metaphor for the faith journey that many contemporary people are experiencing. Drawing on the three principal phases of a butterfly’s life and the transformations between these phases the book suggests subtle similarities with the zones of Christian faith that many encounter.
For butterflies and Christians change between these ‘phases’ or ‘zones’ is substantial, life-changing and irreversible. Because for generations the butterfly has been a symbol of the soul, (even the Greek word for soul and butterfly are the same) it is an evocative and meaningful analogy.
This book accompanies ordinary people in the midst of substantive faith change. It is also an excellent resource for those who choose to support others through faith transformations. Chrysalis is primarily pastoral and practical drawing on the author’s experience of accompanying people in the midst of difficult personal faith changes.