Five Pathways to Wholeness

Author: Roger Hurding

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281070377

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5091


Five Pathways to Wholeness examines a variety of approaches to pastoral care: biblical counselling, the healing ministries, pastoral counselling, spiritual direction and social change. Bringing together material from a range of sources, and offering numerous engaging real-life illustrations, the author compares and evaluates each of the five approaches in its own right. At the same time, he encourages those who favour a particular pathway to respect and understand the raison d'etre of the other four. All five, he believes, can move to a more truly 'integrational' theological and psychological viewpoint.

Pathways to Wholeness

Archetypal Astrology and the Transpersonal Journey

Author: Renn Butler

Publisher: Muswell Press

ISBN: 9781908995049

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 327

View: 8255


Explains how to use archetypal psychology as a guide to the transpersonal journey.

Shattered Soul?: Five Pathways to Healing the Spirit after Abuse and Trauma

Author: Patrick Fleming,Sue Lauber-Fleming,Vicki S. Schmidt

Publisher: eBooks2go

ISBN: 1935758098

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 2826


Abuse and trauma damage more than body and mind. The soul can also feel wounded. Shame and feelings of abandonment distort and limit one's ability to relate to a faith community and to trust in God. Experiences of abuse can block a person's capacity to pray and worship, and stunt spiritual growth. Shattered Soul reveals five pathways of healing for survivors of abuse and guides readers to wholeness, to experience life and faith anew. Included are inspiring stories of survivors who reflect on pathways of courage, holy anger, grief, forgiveness, and transformation. Your spirit will feel whole again!

Forgiving and Reconciling

Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875269

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 6419


A 2003 Templeton Foundation Book of Distinction! All of us have suffered painful emotional and relational hurts. God calls us to forgive those who have hurt us, but that's often easier said than done. We don't usually know how to forgive others, nor are we always sure if we have truly forgiven them. Psychologist and counselor Everett L. Worthington Jr., the leading Christian researcher on forgiveness, says that forgiving is a gift we give to others. When we offer forgiveness to others as an altruistic gift, it is more effective than when we forgive only for our own benefit in an effort to "get over" the hurt. True forgiveness is accomplished through a careful process of understanding both the offense and the offender and taking active steps to forgiveness. In this insightful and practical book, Worthington provides a wealth of clinically proven tools and exercises for moving toward forgiveness. Worthington's expertise comes not only from years of scientific research but also from the experience of the brutal murder of his own mother. His convictions were put to the test as he worked through his conflicting emotions and rage toward the murderer. He found that the principles of Christian forgiveness enabled him to forgive even his mother's killer. While forgiveness is something that we can do on our own, reconciliation involves another party. Worthington brings both themes together and shows how we can move beyond forgiveness and cross the bridge to reconciliation. This book, previously published as Five Steps to Forgiveness, has been fully revised to make clear the scriptural foundations of Christian forgiveness. Biblical, authoritative and pastorally sound, this guide will be of help to anyone who wants to find the freedom of forgiveness.

Midnight Miracles

Discovering Your Pathway to Wholeness

Author: Joycelyn Williams

Publisher: Abm Publications

ISBN: 9781931820585


Page: 116

View: 3468


Joycelyn Williams serves as speaker, psalmist and Bible teacher. In this special book, she shares her inspirational testimony about God's amazing grace and His faithfulness to The Word of God despite any adverse circumstances or painful conditions. She has been married 46 years and is the mother of one daughter and three adorable grandchildren and who all serve with her in the Ministry. In 2015 the Lord blessed them with a new great granddaughter, Aurea Grace! She travels preaching and teaching the Word of God at conferences, retreats, and churches throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and other areas. She also served in Prison Ministry and currently holds bi-monthly services at a local convalescent hospital. In March 2005 the Lord gave her a vision to launch the "Positioned To Be Blessed" Conference which is held annually. She holds several events throughout the year as the Spirit leads. These events are power packed with the anointing of God flowing through every speaker, psalmist and praise dancer. Evangelist Williams graduated from The Rock Bible College, The International School of Ministry in San Bernadino, CA, receiving a Bachelor of Theological Studies from Vision International University. She also attended Rhema Bible Training Continuing Education in Tulsa, OK. She completed internships in ministerial training receiving her credentials from other Ministries. She has a passion for the brokenhearted with a vision to see everyone restored in God's love. Her straight forward teaching and revelation of God's Word enables her to share the Gospel with boldness and clarity. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us."

The Five Invitations

Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Author: Frank Ostaseski

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250074665

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7586


Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don’t Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don’t Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.

Pathways to Possibility

Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

Author: Rosamund Stone Zander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069819554X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 8866


"Rosamund Zander is a miracle. Her generous voice will resonate with you, change you and help you create work that matters." —Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception The bestselling author of The Art of Possibility returns with a new vision for achieving true human fulfillment that's sure to appeal to fans of Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these “child stories” are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, limitless growth becomes possible. In her groundbreaking and inspiring new book, Rosamund Stone Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. She illuminates how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others—whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. Finally, she demonstrates how, with this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe. Pathways to Possibility expands our notions of how much we can grow and change, whether we can affect others or the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. Stimulating and profound, it is the perfect companion to her beloved first book, The Art of Possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

Five to Thrive

Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan

Author: Lise Alschuler,Karolyn A. Gazella

Publisher: Active Interest Media Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935297406

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 7645


The inspirational concept of "thriving" is promoted in this groundbreaking plan, which pinpoints five specific pathways that are essential to preventing cancer: immunity, inflammation, hormones, insulin resistance, and detoxification/digestion. The strategy goes beyond basic advice on the immune system and dieting, describing in detail how the human body is designed to anticipate this sickness in the first place. Penned by actual cancer survivors, featuring accounts of current fighters, and including commentary from those who have lost loved ones to the disease, this guide weaves personal stories with a game plan for avoiding an all-too-common ailment.

Paths to Wholeness

Insights & Practices to Craft Your Unique Path Toward Freedom, Fullness and Fulfillment

Author: Olivier Bockenmeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789811157578


Page: N.A

View: 5666


You are inherently unique and to reach your true potential and a deep sense of happiness and fulfillment you will have to define your own path to success. And, in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, only a holistic approach can reap true and lasting benefits. Paths to Wholeness has been written to enable you to craft your unique path to freedom, fullness and fulfillment. You deserve to live a full, happy, rewarding life and the world needs your greatness. This book will: - clarify what insights and dimensions are critical for navigating our complex environment, - provide a clear framework to understand wholeness and its different components, including health, relationships, wealth, contribution and purpose, - guide you in defining your own path to wholeness and success, - detail the three critical pathways you are about to embark upon as you start your journey: the path of being, the path of becoming, the path of doing, - give you practical pointers for lifelong growth and progress. The book style is deliberately clear and concise with simple pointers and practices designed for your busy lives, so that anyone can use and benefit from them. Each part of the book focuses on a core theme. Key ideas and insights related to the topic are explained, then an implication section summarizes the key learning, and a practice section offers tips and exercises to enable you to integrate the learning points in your everyday life. Time to craft your own unique path to wholeness. Journey is on!

Cultivating Self-Love

Your Path to Wholeness

Author: Nikki Shields

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500356255


Page: 118

View: 6296


Want to live a more joyful, fulfilling life? One of the best things you can do is to learn to love yourself. Most of us have been taught to treat ourselves with disdain and criticism. Yet within you is a wellspring of love that, when you discover how to tap into it, will increase your compassion, creativity, and joy. This book will lead you on a gentle journey to greater self-love and confidence. This voyage along the garden path will include releasing your negative-self talk, healing old wounds, learning sacred movement, and discovering your intrinsic worthiness. You'll let go of the need for external validation and uncover a deep source of unconditional love. In the process, you'll explore your unique creative talents, figure out who you really are (and who you're not), and learn healthy ways to live in community. As you begin to walk the path of self-confident spirituality, you will naturally attract more of the people, situations, and experiences that you desire. The challenges that arise will lead you to even further self-awareness. You'll discover the joy of being in love with yourself, and with life. As this happens, your life will shift. You'll spend more of your time doing the things you love, and loving the things you do. Step into the garden, and expand the borders of your closest relationship: the one with yourself!

Roadmap to Reconciliation

Moving Communities Into Unity, Wholeness and Justice

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil,Eugene Cho,J. Derek McNeil

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830844422

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

View: 8405


We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? Based on her extensive consulting experiences with colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice.

Coming to Peace

Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and with Others

Author: Isa Gucciardi,Isa Gucciardi Ph D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692705490


Page: 184

View: 387


The essence of resolution lies in the recognition of the deep and unbroken connectedness that we share as human beings. This groundbreaking book shows how the processes of Coming to Peace meet those in conflict and provides them a pathway to reconciliation and wholeness.

Naming Our Abuse

God's Pathways to Healing for Male Sexual Abuse Survivors

Author: Andrew Schmutzer,Daniel Gorski,David Carlson

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825444004

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 9173


A stunningly vulnerable look at the horrific realities of sexual abuse and how to overcome them Male sexual abuse is increasingly in the news, from scandals in the Catholic Church to exploitations at Penn State. Yet books and programs about healing are still overwhelmingly oriented toward the female survivor of abuse. As men who experienced childhood abuse, the authors of this book are uniquely qualified to address the healing process of male survivors. Using the metaphor of a car accident, Naming Our Abuse leads the survivor from the Wreck to the Accident Report to Rehabilitation to Driving Again. This four-step model illustrates that healing is a process to be nurtured rather than something that can be healed in a single telling. Following the authors' examples, readers are invited to find solidarity with other male survivors and develop an understanding of their own wounding through journaling exercises. “Rarely has a book about a subject so difficult and taboo left me feeling so encouraged and hopeful. Three different stories of deep personal pain, woven together to tell a story not only of survival but of fullness of life we can all hope for.” —Steve LePore, Founder and Executive Director, 1in6

From Heartbreak to Wholeness

The Hero's Journey to Joy

Author: Kristine Carlson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125018553X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5122


A guidebook for discovering how heartbreak can become the doorway to profound meaning and joy from the bestselling co-creator of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series In 2006, after building the bestselling franchise Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with her husband Richard, Kristine Carlson faced a shattering loss—the sudden death of her beloved spouse. Woven together with the remarkable stories of others’ loss and recovery, her deeply moving story reveals a clear process of healing that is common to everyone and goes far beyond ordinary prescriptions for getting through hard times. In her new book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness, Kristine offers a life-altering map for navigating the heroic journey from loss to joy—one that ultimately awakens readers to a deep love affair with life. Every day, people suffer heartbreaks of some kind—loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, loss of a job or home—and seek to understand why these losses and traumas have befallen them and how they’ll make it through in one piece. For readers who have endured loss of any kind, Kristine takes them by the hand, showing them how to traverse their own jagged edge of growth and emerge as the hero whole, happy, and empowered. Each chapter of From Heartbreak to Wholeness includes powerful exercises in self-inquiry and reflection, along with step-by-step guidance for writing one’s own heroic story of healing. Journey with Kristine Carlson and learn how you can walk the path from heartbreak to wholeness.

Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction

Author: Liz Hoare

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819232580

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 3307


Spiritual direction is increasingly popular among Christians of all mainstream traditions, with demand for directors outstripping supply in many places. And although the Bible is central to the practice of spiritual direction, very little has been published on how best to use it in this form of ministry. Experienced spiritual director Liz Hoare explores the central role the Bible has played in Christian experience, in order to discourage poor, shallow or rigid use of the Bible, which can lead to damage and inhibit spiritual growth. According to Hoare, the goal of spiritual direction is not a personal improvement plan but a people who are being shaped into the likeness of Christ, for the flourishing of the church as a whole. Using different methods of praying with the Bible and drawing on historical traditions of Christian spirituality, as well as current literature and practice, this book offers a rich, stimulating, and thoroughly biblical resource for all those who give and receive spiritual direction.

Purpose Awakening

Discover the Epic Idea that Motivated Your Birth

Author: Touré Roberts

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1455548383

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9288


PURPOSE AWAKENING, the breakout book of international speaker Touré Roberts, is about that transformational moment when you are awakened to the purpose of your life. Your life began with a brilliant thought in God's mind. Your purpose, therefore, is the awakening to that thought. In this groundbreaking book, Touré introduces a new way to perceive the meaning of purpose. As he says: "You don't find purpose; purpose finds you." In fact, purpose conceived you; it was the catalyst for your birth. This thought-provoking book opens with the revolutionary concept that "Every life began as an epic idea." This new way of finding your purpose will empower you and change your life forever. You haven't even begun to live until you find out why you are here. Touré uses personal stories, humor, and eye-opening analogies to take you on a transformational journey. You will learn how to discover your unique purpose, know God's voice, identify and choose purpose mates, end wrong relationships, put an end to fear, grow your faith, and so much more. PURPOSE AWAKENING will also give you a relatable and practical guide that will instill confidence, peace, and fulfillment by demystifying the journey to purpose, and enabling you to discover your own unique awakening. Being more than just a "feel good book," PURPOSE AWAKENING provides true direction and gives parameters that guide the purpose-seeker. It will set you on a life-changing course to discovering the good idea concerning your life and the joys of seeing it fulfilled.

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness: A Christian Pathway

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0557650275

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4576


This book presents the Twelve Steps of recovery groups as a way to grow, to move toward a spiritual awakening, an awareness of our true self in God. Every page bears gentle reassurance that fulfillment of the Twelve Steps inspires a cleansing sense of wholeness -- a renewed spirit that helps readers break free from negative and sinful influences in their lives.