Sheila Ward

Biography

"I have always been interested in exploring the relationship between the Love urged on us by Christ and the experience of falling in love (I have fallen in love six times during my life) and have talked to many other people about their experiences.

When I was fifty I encountered the writings of Teilhard de Chardin with his prophecy that humanity was on the verge of an evolutionary leap and since then have been trying to understand what this could mean. Now in my old age I offer the fruits of my experience in “Omega God”. I hope that it may encourage further exploration.

I was born in 1900 into a Methodist family. My father was headmaster of a boys junior school. I went to an Anglican school and for the time before Oxford Entrance lived in a boys school where my uncle was headmaster. I studied philosophy (& politics & economics) at St Anne's where my tutor was Iris Murdoch. While at Oxford I did a variety of temporary jobs to extend my experience of life and afterwards did a statistical job in hospital consultancy. Then I taught English in Finland and in an Italian Convent. Although I had originally felt that because I had a vocation I should be celibate my mother pointed out that a vocation can be equally lived out in marriage.

I later married and had four children, two boys and two girls. My husband was a diplomat and this gave me the opportunity to learn about other cultures and to have friends from other faiths. Since retirement I have been part of retreats which enabled an exploration of life experience and recently have been attending a United Church in Dorchester (UK)"

Books

Omega God: Humanity Evolving
By Sheila Ward
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Marian McCain. Category: Nonfiction
A small book based on the author’s eight decades of experience. It suggests that most of us are not yet evolved enough to comprehend or wisely handle falling in love, Inspirational Love, spiritual discipline or mystical experiences and that the deeper message of Christianity has not yet been fully understood.

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