Book examines evidences of supernatural experiencesFormer Douglas County resident Dr. Ben Arlen Johnson recently published We Are Not Alone: Evidences of the Supernatural Among Ordinary People.
Former Douglas County resident Dr. Ben Arlen Johnson recently published We Are Not Alone: Evidences of the Supernatural Among Ordinary People.
The book grew out of stories shared directly with Johnson by various individuals, as well as from a survey of 6,000 Christians in St. Cloud.
In the book, Johnson sets these reported “supernatural” experiences in a context of the larger world of God’s activity and care for people.
In the book’s preface, Johnson states: “The purpose of the book is to serve as an encouragement to each reader that God is real and engaged for our good.”
About the author
Johnson is a native of Melby and a graduate of Evansville High School.
He studied at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Harvard University and Oxford University.
He has taught at universities in Massachusetts, Ohio, Minnesota and California and has served as a theological professor, parish pastor and an academic administrator.
Johnson has written five earlier books, edited two others and is the author of numerous published articles.
Recently, he returned to Melby to serve as pastor at Christina Lake Lutheran Church for 10 years.
Johnson currently resides in St. Cloud.
To obtain a copy
We Are Not Alone is available at Cherry Street Books and the Douglas County Historical Society in Alexandria, as well as at Lutheran Seminary in St. Paul, The Saint Cloud Book Shop, the St. John’s and St. Benedict’s bookstores, Bethlehem Lutheran Church of St. Cloud, and from the author. Cost is $9.85.