Margaret Placentra Johnston has spent most of her life helping people see better. Literally. A practicing optometrist, she examined eyes, one pair at a time, in Springfield, VA for twenty-five years before detecting the need to offer clearer vision of a different kind, on a larger scale.


In her new book, Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left

Their Church Behind, Margaret shares how a bird’s eye view of the religious belief versus non-belief debate from a spiritual development perspective can lead to a kinder, more gentle world.


Topics in this hour include: What inspired Margaret to write this book; the trend toward “spiritual, not religious”; spirituality; the core of faith; rejecting religion; the stages of spiritual development; faith beyond belief; the stages as represented by personal stories in the book; Caer’s Tip for your Spiritual Toolbelt; and more.


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