Psychology/pastoral

Normal Family Processes, Third Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity

Normal Family Processes, Third Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity
$69.00
Since its original publication two decades ago, this widely adopted text has been acclaimed as a milestone in the clinical literature. Surveying the vast diversity of family forms, life challenges, and value systems in our rapidly changing society, the volume has helped redefine the boundaries of "normal family life" for generations of students and practitioners. This fully revised and expanded third edition once again brings together leading contributors to illuminate the complexities of healthy family functioning across varied structural arrangements and sociocultural and developmental contexts. Existing chapters have been updated or fully rewritten to reflect the latest theories, research, demographic trends, and clinical practices. Seven entirely new chapters address single parent families, immigrant families, spirituality, family resilience, key processes in marital success and failure, and more.
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9781572308169
Publication Date: 
2002-12-20
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Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers

Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers
$20.00
Caregivers have a front-row seat to suffering. Helping someone (most likely a close loved one) through disease, pain, frailty and death exacts a tremendous toll. We don't want to think about it, feel inadequate and overwhelmed with despair in the midst of it. Yet we must somehow pull it together and press on. With so much time and energy devoted to someone else, we sometimes feel isolated in the sadness of our labor of love. Welcome these honest and authentic daily devotions that will help you through another day of profound frustration, wonder, empathy and devotion. Noonan describes the caregiving experience as a spiritual pilgrimage and invites us to look for God's embrace along the way: "God is with us in the tears and the laughter, the brokenness and the holiness, the exhaustion and the whispers of resurrection."
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9780835899826
Publication Date: 
2009-03-01
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Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous

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$18.00
A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of AA's early figures.

The most complete history of A.A. ever written. Not God contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of A.A.'s early figures. A fascinating, fast-moving, and authoritative account of the discovery and development of the program and fellowship that we know today as Alcoholics Anonymous.

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9780894860652
Publication Date: 
1991-04-01
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Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry

Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry
$18.00
With sharp and soulful insight, T. M. Luhrmann examines the world of psychiatry, a profession which today is facing some of its greatest challenges from within and without, as it continues to offer hope to many.

At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMO's are forcing caregivers to take the pharmacological route over the talking cure, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the matter and allows us to see exactly what is at stake. Based on extensive interviews with patients and doctors, as well as investigative fieldwork in residence programs, private psychiatric hospitals, and state hospitals, Luhrmann's groundbreaking book shows us how psychiatrists develop and how the enormous ambiguities in the field affect its practitioners and patients.

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9780679744931
Publication Date: 
2001-08-14
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On My Way Home: A Hospice Nurse's Journey with Terminal Cancer

On My Way Home: A Hospice Nurse's Journey with Terminal Cancer
$14.00
Joyce Hutchison, a pioneer in the hospice movement who twice chronicled her work as an oncology nurse in the popular books May I Walk You Home? and Now That You've Gone Home, reveals her own journey with lung cancer as her death approaches. Hutchison shares not only the heartbreak and pain she experienced in these last years of her life, but also her continued sense of God walking with her during these challenging times.

When Joyce Hutchison received the diagnosis of stage-four lung cancer, she couldn't believe it. "I have worked in oncology, hospice, and palliative care for thirty-five years. It makes no sense for me to have cancer--especially terminal cancer." As she shared the painful news with her children, endured the hardships of chemotherapy, and coped with weakness and exhaustion, she came to the realization that she wanted to share this journey with others, "to assist those in . . . the most difficult stage of life."

In sixteen brief chapters Hutchison gives an account of the physical, emotional, and mental challenges of each step: when chemo made her dreadfully sick, when her emotions fluctuated wildly in a matter of minutes, how she felt when people told her she looked so good. She shares how her sense of humor helped her cope with the weariness of yet another procedure and the isolation that accompanies cancer. Her account includes not only the story of her illness, but also how she responded when her second husband left their marriage and when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, too.

Despite her suffering, Hutchison held fast to faith. Supported by her family and friends, she tells how she experienced God's love in a new way. A foreword and afterword by Joyce Rupp, Hutchison's writing partner on her two previous books, provide context for the book and relate the circumstances of Hutchison's death on May 7, 2016, and the Mass of the Resurrection that followed.

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9781594717291
Publication Date: 
2017-03-03
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Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery

Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery
$16.00
"There's still time to change things."--Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World

Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol. At the same time, the country is seeing entire communities brought to their knees because of opioid additions. These scourges affect not only those who drink or use drugs but also their families and friends, who witness the horror of addiction. With Out of the Wreck I Rise, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader have created a resource like no other--one that harnesses the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about, while forging change, deepening understanding, and even saving lives.
Structured to follow the arduous steps to sobriety, the book marshals the wisdom of centuries and explores essential topics, including the importance of time, navigating family and friends, relapse, and what Raymond Carver calls "gravy," the reward that is recovery. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years--from Seneca to David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare to Patti Smith. The ruminations of notorious drinkers like John Cheever, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemingway shed light on the difficult process of becoming sober and remind the reader that while the literary alcoholic is often romanticized, recovery is the true path of the hero.
Along with traditional routes to recovery--Alcoholics Anonymous, out-patient therapy, and intensive rehabilitation programs--this literary companion offers valuable support and inspiration to anyone seeking to fight their addiction or to a struggling loved one.

Featuring Charles Bukowski, John Cheever, Dante, Ricky Gervais, Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday, Anne Lamott, John Lennon, Haruki Murakami, Anaïs Nin, Mary Oliver, Samuel Pepys, Rainer Maria Rilke, J. K. Rowling, Patti Smith, Kurt Vonnegut, and many more.

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9780226528748
Publication Date: 
2018-06-22
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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of Success
$17.00
Learn what sets high achievers apart -- from Bill Gates to the Beatles -- in this #1 bestseller from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review).

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

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9780316017930
Publication Date: 
2011-06-07
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Overcoming the Threat of Death

$9.99
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X08536408336
Publication Date: 
1901-12-13
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Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to Intentional Intervention

Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to Intentional Intervention
$41.95
Any counsellor, regardless of race, background or motives, can engage in unintentional acts of racism. In so doing, they may inadvertently sabotage their own efforts and perpetuate the very problems they seek to help clients overcome.

In this sensitively written book, the dynamics and effects of racism in counselling are examined. The author's emphasis is on the insidiousness of unintentional racism and his goal is to eliminate it. He proposes practical solutions and includes numerous clinical examples. The volume will help counsellors gain new insights into their operational behaviour and modify practices that may interfere with helpful intervention.

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9780803948709
Publication Date: 
1994-11-30
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PASTOR AS MORAL GUIDE

PASTOR AS MORAL GUIDE
$14.00
Adultery, divorce, racism, teen pregnancy, white-collar crime, living wills-these are among the many complex moral issues that Christians face and for which they often seek guidance from their pastors. This book is designed to assist pastors in developing their skills in providing moral guidance to their parishioners in a culture characterized by both ethical confusion and increasingly complex moral choices. Rebekah Miles, a gifted thinker and writer, guides the reader through the landscape of the moral life and offers a simple but profound map of the moral terrain along with practical tools to enable pastoral caregivers to serve more effectively as moral guides.
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9780800631369
Publication Date: 
1999-03-01
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PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING WITH LATINO/AS

PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING WITH LATINO/AS
$16.00
The Latino population is a pastorally challenging polyculture. This diversity requires spiritual caregivers to approach every Hispanic individual with humbleness. "Cada persona es un mundo," "every person is a world," says Montilla. To equip professionals in ministry for their ministry with and for Latino/as, Montilla centers his presentation on families and rituals at the heart and soul of the Hispanic community as the key to caregiving. In that context he unfolds a variegated picture of the particular cultural guideposts for Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. today, especially their symbols and rituals, attitudes toward health and healing, abiding faith, and contemporary quest for creative agency and dignity. He closes by exploring pastoral strategies with issues of discrimination and racism, and contemporary issues in providing pastoral counseling with Latinas and Latinos.
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9780800638207
Publication Date: 
2006-05-01
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Pastoral Care and Counseling: An Introduction: Care for Stories, Systems, and Selves

Pastoral Care and Counseling: An Introduction: Care for Stories, Systems, and Selves
$40.00
Pastoral Care and Counseling addresses the critique that pastoral care is indistinguishable from secular psychotherapy by placing a person's relationship to God at the center of pastoral care. Each person is created in the Image of God (dignity) and has a purpose (vocation), but people face social problems such as poverty or discrimination that limit this expression. This book shows how ministers can care for systems, arenas such as health care, education, and employment. Even traumatic events such as abuse and suicide are linked with social factors like unemployment, so understanding the impact of systems on pastoral care is an essential part of ministry in the twenty-first century. This book combines theological reflection, psychological insights, social science research, and accessible case studies to provide an indispensable introductory text for seminary students and experienced ministers alike. The book shows how human life is a journey lived out in relationship to God. Each chapter tells a compelling story, whether adult survivors of abuse, suicide, intimate partner violence, poverty, racial reconciliation, dementia, and grief, and draws theological conclusions with direct practical importance from the narrative. Students reading this text will have tools to reflect theologically on practices of pastoral care and counseling. Rather than splitting pastoral ministry into subtopics, the Care for Stories, Systems, and Self framework fosters a balanced, wise, and theologically reflective approach to ministry in a variety of settings.
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9780809153909
Publication Date: 
2019-01-08
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PASTORAL CARE CASE: LEARNING ABOUT CARE IN CONGREGATIONS

PASTORAL CARE CASE: LEARNING ABOUT CARE IN CONGREGATIONS
$24.99
The case study method is a popular and effective one in pastoral care with individuals. This book outlines a method for using the case study approach on the congregational level.The authors offer guidelines for analyzing and refining such aspects of ministry as worship, preaching, and Christian education to create more effective ministry.Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of Social Phobia and Jesus: A Psychological Biography from Chalice Press.
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9780827229648
Publication Date: 
2003-10-21
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Pastoral Care Emergencies (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series)

Pastoral Care Emergencies (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series)
$19.00
David K. Switzer presents a clear, illustrative and practical manual for pastoral caregivers that covers the entire range of pastoral care emergencies typically faced by clergy, pastoral counselors, and lay caregivers such as Stephen Ministers and Befrienders. The chapters deal with issues such as situational crises, hospital emergencies, ministry to the dying, bereavement, suicide, divorce, domestic violence, substance abuse, and psychiatric emergencies. The question of when and how to refer is discussed in the final chapter. The book is highly practical in approach, but still extremely sensitive to the theological issues at hand in ministering to those experiencing great emotional, mental, and physical distress.
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9780800632281
Publication Date: 
2000-03-01
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Pastoral Care in Context: An Introduction to Pastoral Care (1st ed.)

Pastoral Care in Context: An Introduction to Pastoral Care (1st ed.)
$30.00

An expert in the field of pastoral care, John Patton demonstrates that pastoral care is a ministry of the church. He focuses on the community of faith as an authorizer and source of care and upon the relationship between the pastor and a caring community. Patton identifies and compares three paradigms of pastoral care: the classical, the clinical pastoral, and the communal contextual. This third paradigm emphasizes the caring community and the various contexts for care rather than focusing on pastoral care as the work of the ordained pastor.

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9780664229948
Publication Date: 
2005-02-18
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Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession Along the Rio Grande

Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession Along the Rio Grande
$30.00
The Pastoral Clinic takes us on a penetrating journey into an iconic Western landscape--northern New Mexico's Española Valley, home to the highest rate of heroin addiction and fatal overdoses in the United States. In a luminous narrative, Angela Garcia chronicles the lives of several Hispanic addicts, introducing us to the intimate, physical, and institutional dependencies in which they are entangled. We discover how history pervades this region that has endured centuries of social inequality, drug and alcohol abuse, and material and cultural dispossession, and we come to see its experience of the opioid epidemic as a contemporary expression of these conditions, as well as a manifestation of the human desire to be released from them. With lyrical prose, evoking the Española Valley and its residents through conversations, encounters, and recollections, The Pastoral Clinic is at once a devastating portrait of immigration and addiction, a rich ethnography of place, and an eloquent call to political activists, politicians, and medical professionals for a new ethics of substance abuse treatment and care.
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9780520262089
Publication Date: 
2010-06-08
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PASTORAL THEOLOGY FROM A GLOBA

PASTORAL THEOLOGY FROM A GLOBA
$17.00
Multi-cultural and global in design, 'Pastoral Theology from a Global Perspective' brings concrete and applicable resources to Christian leaders around the world who are struggling with problems of pastoral care. This practical, easy-to-use approach to pastoral theology is designed to hone pastoral skills in five central areas: -the role of women in church and society -empowering marginalized peoples -economic justice and ecology -reconciliation and peacemaking -caring for human needs Fifteen case studies, accompanied by teaching notes and commentaries, illustrate the diversity and commonalities of pastoral care in different parts of the world: an ordained Indian woman assigned as an associate pastor is threatened by male church members who say she is not permitted to preach from the pulpit or serve the Eucharist; missionaries to Haiti face critical decisions about supplying chemical fertilizer to a destitute hillside village; a Hispanic community considers illegally occupying a government nature reserve to save their community sheep herd; a Ugandan pastor deals with violence and healing in a community struggling to recover from civil war.
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9781570750793
Publication Date: 
1996-10-01
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Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in Our Families, Organizations and Communities

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$16.00
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 12:18 Conflict happens. It's a painful reality of life in a fallen world. But we don't need to be content with broken relationships conflict resolution is possible. God's intention for us and for the world is for all to live in peace with one another, and Christian peacemakers have an unparalleled opportunity to be true ambassadors of reconciliation. Rick Love, founder and president of Peace Catalyst International, shares the principles that have guided his peacemaking efforts around the world. Masterfully blending Scripture and personal experience, he provides a biblical framework for how the God of peace seeks restoration for all who experience conflict in the home and workplace and even across international borders. With the life of Jesus as the prime example, Love equips and empowers peacemakers of all stripes to integrate evangelical witness with commitment to reconciliation. We can walk in the footsteps of Jesus as catalysts of peace, bringing transformation and hope to a world crying out for healing and forgiveness."
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9780830836680
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2014-05-02
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PHILOSOPHY AS THERAPY

PHILOSOPHY AS THERAPY
$25.50
This book presents an account and defense of Wittgenstein's later philosophy emphasizing its therapeutic character. Peterman argues that any therapeutic philosophy must present an account of human health, a related account of the mechanisms of health and illness, and finally an account of how philosophy can bring someone from a state of illness to health. In light of this general model, he presents an interpretation of Wittgenstein's therapeutic project that emphasizes the continuity between it and the earlier ethical project of the Tractatus. The book confronts the problem of continuity by arguing that the earlier ethical goal of coming into agreement with the world as such is replaced in the later views by the therapeutic goal of coming into agreement with forms of life. In the course of the argument, Peterman challenges standard interpretations of Wittgenstein's project and standard modes of criticizing and defending it. The book also contributes to contemporary philosophical discussion by showing why we should take seriously the project of philosophical therapy.
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9780791409817
Publication Date: 
1992-07-01
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PILGRIM PRAYERS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER

PILGRIM PRAYERS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER
$12.00
Northey, a cancer survivor, has written stories that reflect the lives of people who are living with cancer. She shares her own story and writes about other cancer survivors she has met during her years of treatment and attending survival meetings. The 33 stories, which offer a human side to living with cancer, will give insight to those battling cancer and those who care for them. The thought provoking and moving stories that end with scripture and prayer will provide readers with the reassurance of God's grace, mercy, and omnipresence during difficult times.
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9780829815863
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares for People Who Have Been to Hell and Back

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$20.00
After traumatic events, many (especially young people) turn away from the Church; Post-Traumatic God presents a path home, providing a way back to a God who can be trusted, loved, and worshipped.

Today, the church is sometimes viewed (even from within) as a place apart, which may create a barrier of understanding for those who have experienced trauma. Post-Traumatic God grew out of Peters' own experience as a chaplain in Iraq and later as an Episcopal priest, and from his subsequent work with an organization he founded, Episcopal Veterans for Peace, which helped him identify the need for this quite-different book to bridge that gap. In it, Peters explores three related themes: history (the early church itself was a post-traumatic community); theology (especially building on Tillich's World War I experiences and the theology he subsequently developed); and ecclesiology (how church can offer community to trauma survivors. Post-Traumatic God equips the Church to heal the unseen wounds of the soul.
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9780819233035
Publication Date: 
2016-09-24
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Practical Theology: An Introduction

Practical Theology: An Introduction
$25.00
Every church congregation encounters challenging situations, some the same the world over, and others specific to each church. Richard Osmer here seeks to teach congregational leaders -- including, but not limited to, clergy -- the requisite knowledge and skills to meet such situations with sensitivity and creativity.

Osmer develops a framework for practical theological interpretation in congregations by focusing on four key questions: What is going on in a given context? Why is this going on? What ought to be going on? and How might the leader shape the context to better embody Christian witness and mission?

The book is unique in its attention to interdisciplinary issues and the ways that theological reflection is grounded in the spirituality of leaders. Useful, accessible, and lively -- with lots of specific examples and case studies -- Osmer's Practical Theology effectively equips congregational leaders to guide their communities with theological integrity.

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9780802817655
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities
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Pastoral care in rural communities is different from care in other locales. Despite these differences, rural churches and communities also hold a particular wisdom from which the rest of the church might benefit. Small towns and rural areas have particular challenges, and in seeking to live out the Christian life in the midst of those challenges, local churches have unique and useful insights into what it means to care for one another.

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9780800699543
Publication Date: 
2013-07-01
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Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11, Using Prayer and Meditation to Work All the Steps

Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11, Using Prayer and Meditation to Work All the Steps
$16.00
With Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11, you'll learn to use prayer and meditation to work all the steps, so you can make contact with the Higher Power in a way that is yours and yours alone.

Step Eleven
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

How do we unlock and experience the teachings of Step Eleven? Herb K. helps us realize that working--and living--this vital recovery "maintenance Step" doesn't have to be as challenging as commonly thought.

With Practicing the Here and Now, you'll find guidance on using prayer and meditation to help you be present throughout each day, staying in contact with your Higher Power for ongoing inspiration and sustenance. By opening the connection to your Higher Power with what Herb K. calls "intentional consciousness," prayer and meditation can help you fully experience the cumulative power of the Twelve Steps to deepen and sustain your recovery journey.

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9781616496746
Publication Date: 
2017-04-18
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PRIMER IN PASTORAL CARE: CREATIVE PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING SERIES

PRIMER IN PASTORAL CARE: CREATIVE PASTORAL CARE & COUNSELING SERIES
$15.00

Based on her twenty years of teaching and on her own experience in pastoral care, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner has written a basic pastoral-care text to assist in the emotional and spiritual preparation of pastoral caregivers.

Stevenson-Moessner sees pastoral care as the interconnection and interplay of love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. Her brief book engenders confidence and caring in the initiate, and assuages the fear and anxiety that naturally occur when one accompanies people in life-changing pain and travail. Through biblical parables - especially the Good Samaritan and the Good Shepherd - and stories from her own experience, Stevenson-Moessner imparts genuine wisdom and meaningful support to those who courageously dare to offer care-giving ministry in whatever situation or through whatever method or paradigm.

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9780800637606
Publication Date: 
2005-07-01
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