Dr. Leonard Doohan is Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University where he was a professor of religious studies for 27 years and Dean of the Graduate School for 13 years. He has written 18 books and 160 articles and has given over 300 workshops throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East. Leonard and his wife Helen are now retired and divide their time between their home in Spokane and a medieval village called Torri in Umbria, Italy, where they love to enjoy the slow life. Leonard finds that retirement has given him time to read, reflect, and study.
Dr. Leonard Doohan has given many workshops in over 25 states, five Canadian provinces, and fifteen other countries. Workshop topics have varied from biblical studies, spirituality, mysticism—especially John of the Cross, ministry, leadership, and organizational development. He has addressed a variety of groups from Churches, Religious communities, clergy, hospitals and chaplains, business and healthcare leaders. Nowadays, he gives most of his attention to workshops on the spiritual dimensions of leadership.
The One Thing That is Necessary: The Transforming Power of Christian Love
To be published in 2012 by ACTA Publications.
We live in a world without love. Nations hate each other, slaughter each other's innocents, and foster polarization and mutually destructive anger and disdain. World religions are in constant conflict, go to war in God's name, make mutually exclusive claims, and leave their adherents to follow reduced ideals of their calling. Yet Christianity teaches a belief in love. This book refocuses the call to religious commitment as a call to a vision of love.