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January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Original Faith's Paul M. Martin Interviews Nancy J. Nordenson on Faith, Art and the Art of Writing

Blogger Paul Maurice Martin, Author of the Upcoming "Original Faith: Finding the Interfaith Soul of Progressive Religion and Spirituality," Talks With Author Nancy J. Nordenson About the Concept Behind Her Book "Just Think" and About Faith in Relation to the Writing Life and Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Today's Christian authors sometimes articulate faith in ways that contemporary Christians no longer find particularly helpful: shrill dogmatism, feel-good superficialities or the worthwhile yet specialized work of academics and theologians. In contrast, Nancy J. Nordenson speaks, writes and blogs about faith with a refreshing thoughtfulness that is impassioned and connected to real life. Martin gives readers a good sense of this author's approach in his Saturday, January 26 interview on the Original Faith blog.

"Once you disconnect the concept of thinking from academics or get-ahead strategies for success," says Nordenson, discussing the premise of her book, "Just Think: Nourish Your Mind to Feed Your Soul." "You see that thinking is integrally involved in every longing, every spiritual pursuit. When the mind joins the soul, a holistic spirituality is possible." Referring to her recent studies for the MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University, Nordenson continues: "I learned so much, about writing, about faith and art. I learned, not through head knowledge, but by doing, that writing is a spiritual discipline, a spiritual vocation. I started the program thinking I would learn to write, but I realized I was also learning to live." Martin's approach to this interview allows readers to interact with the author herself on the Original Faith discussion thread.

About Paul Maurice Martin and "Original Faith"

Paul Maurice Martin holds two Masters Degrees, one in religious studies from the University of Chicago and another in counseling from the University of New Hampshire. For the latest on his upcoming book, "Original Faith: Finding the Interfaith Soul of Progressive Religion and Spirituality," check out Martin's Original Faith blog,, provides a respectful atmosphere that fosters discussion of religion and spirituality among a diverse readership. Commentators from every religious tradition, as well as atheists and agnostics, are equally welcome. Readers do not have to identify themselves, provide an e-mail address, or register for access to the site.

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