Pathways to Spirituality

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Author: Sidney Greenberg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759635528

Category: Reference

Page: 642

View: 7601


A noted anthologist has gathered from the collective wisdom of mankind the surest guideposts to help readers attain a more meaningful and more rewarding life. It will reveal to the reader extraordinary riches embedded in life's most ordinary places.

Pathways to Spirituality

Connection, Wholeness, and Possibility for Therapist and Client

Author: Bill O'Hanlon,William Hudson O'Hanlon

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393704891

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 2748


From bestselling author Bill O Hanlon comes a groundbreaking book about how spirituality can serve as a powerful tool to help therapists make stronger connections with their clients and help clients find deeper meaning in their lives."

The Sonic Thread

Sound As a Pathway to Spirituality

Author: Cynthia Snodgrass

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616406143

Category: Music

Page: 219

View: 9489


SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Cynthia Snodgrass set out to do a research project to investigate the use of music in spiritual cultures other than her own. What she found was a dazzling array of sacred sounds and spiritual practices that ended up changing her life. The Sonic Thread is a delightful telling of that journey. The author shares extensive research and stories that reveal sound to be a universal and transformational spiritual path. From the transcendent flight of Gregorian chant, to the mesmerizing shaman's drum, to ecstatic Sufi trance, music and sound affect consciousness, providing pathways to original wisdom. Within these lovely, insightful narratives are exercises and information that help us use sound and music to deepen our spirituality, expand global awareness, and open up to spiritual traditions beyond our own

Pathways to Spirituality and Healing

Embracing Life and Each Other in the Face of a Serious Illness

Author: Alexa W. Umbreit,Mark S. Umbreit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577491101

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 141

View: 578


A mind-body-spirit guide to coping with serious illness--written for patients and those who love them.

Pathways to Spirituality

Author: Dale H.

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0994799853

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1160


In this book a wide variety of paths to recovery are shared and celebrated. These are the stories of a diversity of people – Aboriginal, Roman Catholic, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist, and many more – who've been there and share their experience, strength and hope. There are some forty stories in Pathways to Spirituality and each story is unique, genuine and a true inspiration. “The ‘God question’ has often presented a challenge to newcomers to 12-step recovery. Program literature makes it clear that the road to a spiritual awakening is a broad one, yet this essential truth can somehow get lost in translation. This volume reflects the experience of our writers: that spirituality can be experienced in any number of different ways.” – From the Introduction by Dale H. “You have a right to recovery. You have a right to achieve recovery anyway you can. There are numerous paths to recovery and there are numerous paths to spirituality. For many, spirituality is a major source and part of their recovery. You also have the right to define spirituality anyway you want.” – From the Foreword by Dr. Robert J. Ackerman.

Pathways to Spirituality

We Are All One

Author: Raymond Krmaschek III

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532036418

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

View: 7925


For many years, author Raymond Krmaschek III has accumulated a collection of religious and spiritual questions and his thoughts and ideas on each. In Pathways to Spirituality, he answers those questions in an effort to encourage all to examine themselves, open their minds, and move along on their own path or journey. Geared toward a wide range of people, Krmaschek offers a guide for the beginner and an aid for those already moving along their path. He addresses a host of topics, including: the concept of a higher power, karma, vibration, ones personal gifts, heaven and hell, the soul, special spiritual abilities, and more. Pathways to Spirituality presents a self-help guide to spiritual truths and offers a thoughtful approach to a host of otherworldly questions. Through these questions, Krmaschek seeks to enhance ones personal journey.

Pathways to Spiritual Understanding

An Exciting Introduction to the Basics of the Christian Life

Author: Richard Powers

Publisher: Hensley Pub

ISBN: 9781563220234

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 4237


Pathways to Spiritual Understanding is an all-in-one textbook, reference book and study guide that enables you to recognize even more of God's guiding hand in your life. The uncommon appeal of this unusual Bible study lies in its extraordinary ability to lay a solid foundation for helping you grow in faith. In it you'll find a treasure of spiritual insights on the purpose of life, the new birth, how to be born again, who's to be baptized, the purpose of baptism, why some prayers go unanswered, the secret to a successful prayer life, the principles of stewardship, who the Holy Spirit is and what His purpose is, what it means to be filled with the Spirit, and how Satan attacks you. From the moment you begin this study, you'll begin new growth as a Christian, and a journey that will take you to a new level of spiritual maturity.

Spirituality of Struggle

Pathways to Growth

Author: Andrew David Hastings Mayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780281054206

Category: Christian life

Page: 152

View: 4574


Sometimes we are given the impression that becoming a Christian is a straightforward matter, but many people struggle with their faith. Each chapter of this book looks at one type of struggle - such as struggle with a sense of God's absence, or the struggle with sin - and focuses on a biblical character who experienced the same conflict. With the help of a spiritual writer who reflects on this theme, the reader is guided into ways of thinking, praying and growing through the struggles we face.

Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness: A Christian Pathway

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0557650275

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4096


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.

That I May Know God

Pathways to Spiritual Formation

Author: Kenneth Boa

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 9781576732816

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 1426


Contemporary culture is fascinated with spirituality but has a hard time grasping its truth. As a result, people too often find themselves looking for the deeper meaning of life in a vast range of futile pursuits. This book presents a complete overview of spirituality, beginning with the rich heritage of the ancient church and continuing through to the impact of true Christian spirituality on life today. Drawing on examples from the miracles of Jesus to the plays of Shakespeare, Francis Schaeffer to Eubie Blake, Copernican astronomy to the 1973 oil embargo, this wide-ranging narrative has a relaxed, friendly style. Yet it equips readers to develop their own spirituality with clarity and confidence.

Aging and God

Spiritual Pathways to Mental Health in Midlife and Later Years

Author: William M Clements,Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317822838

Category: Religion

Page: 572

View: 7924


This important book examines the relationship between religion and mental health throughout the life cycle, with a special emphasis on later life. It asserts that successful aging is possible regardless of physical health or environmental circumstances, and that religious beliefs and behaviors may facilitate successful aging. Aging and God thoroughly examines the effects of religion and mental health on aging and provides a centralized resource of up-to-date references of research in the field. It focuses on recent findings, theoretical issues, and implications for clinical practice and contains ideas for further research. In Aging and God, you’ll also find information on project design that can help you develop grant applications and carry out studies. Aging and God is a helpful book for both mental health and religious professionals. It helps mental health specialists better understand the spiritual needs of older adults and the impact that religion can have on facilitating mental health. It also describes how religion can be utilized in clinical practice and integrated into psychotherapeutic approaches to older patients. The book brings religious professionals current knowledge of the major psychological problems that older adults face and how religion can be used to help alleviate these problems. Full of pertinent information, Aging and God addresses theoretical aspects of human development, focusing on cognitive, moral, and religious faith development examines situations and disorders of particular concern to older persons and looks at how religion can be used as a resource applies research findings to the problem of meeting the spiritual and mental health needs of elders with chronic or acute health problems provides an in-depth look at end-of-life issues such as physician-assisted suicide Hospital and nursing home chaplains will find this book informative and encouraging, as will gerontologists, hospital administrators, and community clergy faced with increasingly older congregations. It gives mental health professionals new strategies to help improve the later years of older adults, and makes an excellent text for courses on religion, mental health, and aging. Middle-aged and older adults, as well as their families, will also find Aging and God enjoyable and inspiring as they attempt to grapple with the myriad adjustment and coping problems associated with aging.

Sacred Stones

Pathways to Spiritual Awakening

Author: Hugues Nkamwa

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463490488

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 376


Our times demand a reawakening; our times demand a reassessment of our spiritual compass. The words within these pages carry within them the energy and power from a higher realm. A realm of peace, happiness and Soul power. This realm is our true center - our spiritual core. We are whole in the eyes of our maker, it is us that fail to recognize the link and claim our place within the vortex of God’s love. The ever present unconditional source of all life. Sacred Stones are like bridges over troubled waters, they can aid you in your journey from unconsciousness to consciousness, from fear to courage from anger and spite into the wonderland of divine love. For those that have strayed from the path of wholeness, of love, even those that are new on their quest of their higher purpose, and those that wish to refresh their spiritual countenance, the words in this book will again shine the light on your path giving you the knowingness and certitude of your divine heritage and destiny. And at last you would have found meaning and divine purpose in your life’s journey restoring the fountain of joy and bliss that was always there in the first place. It is a promise.

Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment

Volume II: The Course in TheofatalismTM

Author: Lewis Tagliaferre

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450215645

Category: Self-Help

Page: 720

View: 1552


Based upon the works of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment by author Lewis Tagliaferre, builds on the success of his first volume, Voices of Sedona. This new, comprehensive collection of essays is designed to teach the fundamental principles of Theofatalism—the belief that God runs everything in the universe from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest interstellar galaxy. The essays link the five principles developed in Voices of Sedona to contemporary issues in society and personal living including politics, science, religion, aging, history, and economics. Useful for both self-study and as lesson guides to be used in organized discussion groups, the essays show the world as it really is from many different perspectives. A comprehensive and formidable source on metaphysics and spirituality, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment provides a plethora of information for those interested in growing, changing, and transcending the limiting constrictions of consensus beliefs. It communicates humankind’s unique place in time and space and their special role in the giant jigsaw puzzle of life.

A New Way to Be Human

7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive

Author: Robert Taylor

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636008

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2753


A New Way to Be Human is an invaluable guide for individuals intent on transforming their lives, revolutionizing our society, and refining our world. It is for those who seek: An impactful life of meaning and purpose, love and hope, compassion and delight The courage to cross the boundaries of religion and move beyond the demonizing debates about gender equality and human sexuality The spiritual wisdom discovered in the many forms and disguises of the Holy By identifying 7 pivotal, universally recognizable life occurrences as spiritual pathways, A New Way to Be Human will immediately connect you to actionable personal spiritual practices. From his miraculous physical healing as a teenager in Cape Town, to fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu, to his eventual appointment as one of the United State’s highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests, Robert’s life shows anyone how to integrate personal spirituality with a legacy of compassionate purpose in the world—and invites others to do the same. Go to

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Understanding and Addressing the Sacred

Author: Kenneth I. Pargament

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250261X

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 2780


From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.

Secrets of Contentment

Pathways to Spiritual Health and Wholeness

Author: Philip Law

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745940366

Category: Religion

Page: 64

View: 608


How to nurture qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, courage, hope ... Great sayings about Pathways to spiritual health and wholeness from the Old and New Testaments that have proven their worth throughout the centuries.

Pathways to God

The Spiritual Classics

Author: Kevin Nichols,Peter Philips

Publisher: Veritas Books (IE)

ISBN: 9781853905926

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 4581


Critical summaries of 8 classics texts of Christian spirituality

Beads of Faith

Pathways to Meditation and Spirituality Using Rosaries, Prayer Beads, and Sacred Words

Author: Gray Henry,Susannah Marriott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887752954

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 111

View: 1935


The practice of the rosary in various faiths is thoroughly covered in this stunning book and its accompanying DVD. For background, the commentary explains that the word "bead" has an interfaith origin: it comes from both the Sanskrit "Buddh," which refers to self-realization (the Buddha is the "Enlightened One"); and it also derives from the Saxon verb "bidden," meaning to pray. The rosaries pictured are made from such materials as rose petals, chunks of Tibetan amber, exquisitely carved Italian coral, and silken Turkish tassels. One simple mantra or prayer for each faith is also presented, as is a prize-winning DVD that takes the viewer into various world cultures where the recitation and method can be heard and seen.

Spirituality in Nursing

The Challenges of Complexity, Third Edition

Author: Barbara Stevens Barnum, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610584X

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 6709


"Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing "This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. A very interesting chapter discusses near death experiences (NDE), a phenomenon that has begun to be accepted and has garnered more study."Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Can nurses be expected to deliver spiritual care? Should nursing claim healing as part of its mission? Should spiritual care be taught in nursing education? What do recent brain studies teach us about spirituality? Exploring these questions and many more, this new edition of Spirituality in Nursing provides a wealth of insight into current challenges presented to both practicing nurses and students. Newly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition examines spirituality in nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, and even physiological contexts. In her thought-provoking exploration of this sometimes controversial topic, Dr. Barnum traces nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in new age and alternative health methods. The chapters offer engaging discussions of important topics such as the distinction between spirituality and religion, spirituality and research, humanism, and death and dying. Taking a problem-solving approach, this book serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the complex and expanding role of spirituality in nursing.