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The Core of Johnny Appleseed: The Unknown Story of a Spiritual Trailblazer

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Recent biographies of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, have portrayed him as anything from a schizophrenic wandering ascetic to a hedonistic pleasure-seeker. But who was the real man behind the misconceptions?

In this spiritual biography, Ray Silverman explores the stories and the popular misconceptions about Johnny Appleseed as well as the truths behind the
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Swedenborg Foundation Publishers (first published October 1st 2012)
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Natalie Bright
Feb 20, 2015 Natalie Bright rated it really liked it
Johnny Appleseed was really John Chapman, a traveling missionary and businessman who developed apple orchards and nurseries, and sold to settlers moving west. I really learned a lot about this real-life tall tale character who lived at an exciting time during our country's history. No doubt he left a fascinating legacy. The firsthand accounts and quotes from people who knew him provided great insight. It's not that indepth as to the doctrine he preached which definitely makes me want to learn ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Raully rated it did not like it
Always wanted to know about Appleseed's Swedenborgianism. Unfortunately this author confused Victorian-era Swedenborgianism with postmodern universalism and good vibes. Disappointingly lite.
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