Your Life Is Not All About You; Fix Your Eyes On Something Greater

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Author Douglas M. Johnston, Jr. shares his personal background and the story behind Christianity Today naming him the “Father of Faith-Based Diplomacy” in Mountaintops and Mai Tais: Scaling the Heights Toward a Higher Calling ($28.99, paperback, 9781662808791; $41.49, hard cover, 9781662808807; $9.99, e-book, 9781662808814).

In this two-part volume, Johnston includes both anecdotes from his unique and varied life story, and the creation of faith-based diplomacy championed in the founding of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD).

Johnston said he writes “to inspire readers to reach beyond the boundaries of their comfort zones in order to serve a higher purpose that will add meaning to their lives and the lives of others.”

An award-winning author, Douglas M. Johnston, Jr., is President Emeritus and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD). He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University. He has served in senior positions in government, the military, and the private sector, including six years at Harvard where he taught international affairs and was founding director of the University’s Executive Program in National and International Security.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Mountaintops and Mai Tais is available online through,, and

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