About the Book
This book affirms relationship as the shared human elemental pursuit and proposes relationship as the transformative space. Wonderfully, the author asserts, it is God's intention to fulfill this intrinsic human desire in the present in all of us and universally. This desire is an often inarticulate, innate desire and pursuit to enjoy and reflect the divine image in which every human being was created. In this book, this pursuit is referred to as proleptic spiritual transformation (PrōST). That is, this book demonstrates that what is too often relegated to eternity is available now. Relationship is the Transformative Space considers God's heart, in relationship, and its implication toward human spirituality and how this intent has been interrupted and restored. God is actively interested in the recovery of a fully expressed image in humanity. ""Relationship Is the Transformative Space provides an important contribution to the ongoing discussion on Christian Living. Dr. Wooldridge provides a compelling perspective on human transformation and experiential relation with God that warrants serious consideration even if the reader might disagree with his argument. He challenges the reader to consider that no one is left out and argues that all are ultimately included in God's victory and eventual triumphant celebration."" --Nico Vorster, North-West University ""In Relationship Is the Transformative Space, Dr. Wooldridge questions the simple, though important, cant of salvation, baptism, death, and resurrection. He does so by arguing that what waits of spiritual transformation for the follower of Christ may be available today to some large degree. . . . For those interested in present enjoyment of that which is really life, this book will be of considerable interest."" --Dan Lioy, Institute of Lutheran Theology Darryl Wooldridge is an affirming minister. He holds a PhD in theology. The Reverend Dr. Wooldridge openly examines traditional Christian and philosophical assumptions, tears at icons and non-inclusive interpretations, and represents an open process that is inclined to change opinion or ""truth"" as a better understanding emerges. He spent several years in an international organization examining potential ordinands, a time in men's prison ministry, founded DeepLight Ministries, published journal articles, wrote essays, and drafted two novels.