Hal Green has served as a professor at two colleges, teaching psychology, philosophy and world religions. An ordained pastor, he has also been in private practice as a psychotherapist and spiritual mentor. Hal has conducted numerous retreats and workshops across the Midwest. He currently is adjunct faculty at Cuesta College, in San Luis Obispo, California, where he teaches world religions.
Dr. Green has five published books. The Eternal We, is about the nature of the Trinity of Persons, human as well as divine. The Romance of God, deals with all the romances of life leading to the ultimate romance, the romance of God. Union with God is the deepest longing of the human heart, and our ultimate destiny. The Heart of Jesus and the Coming Relationship, focuses on the “heart-union” which developed between Christ’s Heart and Hal’s heart. He is convinced that this union with Christ was common in the early church, and will yet be again. Closer Than Your Own I, consists of ninety poetic meditations about being in such a heart-union with Christ.
Dr. Green’s most recent book, Pray This Way to Connect with God, was published in January, 2023. It is a step-by-set guide to the fullness of prayer, to turning prayer monologues into prayer dialogues with God. Hal moves from simple breath prayers, to praying the Scriptures, praying with the Saints, meditation, and contemplation. He also has a podcast on the major podcast apps, “Pray This Way. With Dr. Hal Green.”
Hal writes a weekly blog on living well and wisely, which appears in the Sunday edition of Patch Across America, a national news organization. Finally, he writes a monthly column, Pondering Prayer, for the Catholic Messenger, the weekly newspaper of the Davenport (Iowa) Diocese. He is convinced that love, both human and divine, operate on a similar basis, so that understanding the former can assist us to understand the latter.
Dr. Green has a Ph.D. in world religions from Northwestern University, a M.Div. in Bible and theology from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a M.A. in psychology from Drake University, a B.A. in philosophy, also from Drake University, and an A.A. in drama from the University of Florida.