Shaia Symposium


Internationally acclaimed author, speaker, psychologist, and spiritual director, Alexander John Shaia, will be speaking at First United Methodist Church Cocoa Beach on Wednesday, February 20th, 6:00--9:00 p.m. This is a free event open to the public.

Drawing on his landmark book, Heart and Mind, Shaia will speak about the Quadratos, a way of reading the New Testament gospels in response to four perennial questions:

How do we face change? (Matthew)
How do we move through suffering? (Mark)
How do we receive joy? (John)
How do we mature in service? (Luke)

In this way, the gospels are more than an account of Jesus' life and words. They are stories of spiritual practice that lead us to radical transformation.

NYT bestselling author, Rob Bell, says: "“You won’t read the gospels in the same way ever again. You won’t think about your life in the same way again. Anthropology, psychology, the hero’s journey, the Bible: fear, struggle, hope, bravery, anticipation, euphoria, return – it’s all here in this masterful work by Alexander Shaia."

After his presentation, Shaia will stick around for a time of Q&A and personal greeting and book signing.

No doubt, you will leave this symposium with an enlightened spirit renewed in wisdom and compassion. We hope you will join us for this rare and exciting opportunity to learn from a master teacher.

For more about Shaia's work and life, visit where you will find books, videos, podcasts, interviews, and other helpful resources.