Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness: A Christian Pathway

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0557650275

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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.

The Kundalini Process: A Christian Perspective

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387331450

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In this book, author and spiritual director, Philip St. Romain, presents an understanding of the kundalini process that can help Christians recognize its signs and its place in the spiritual life. Following up on his earlier work, "Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality: A Pathway to Growth and Healing," Philip uses the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas and more modern approaches to human nature to explain how kundalini is a natural process that is designed to integrate all of the levels of our human nature in deep union with God. He notes that this process is at work in all of us at a very low and gentle level, but that it can become intensified in certain conditions, presenting major challenges and blessings for those who experience such activations. This book is sure to help pastors, spiritual directors, and anyone interested in spiritual growth come to a better understanding of the mysterious transformative power that lies deep within all of us.

God, Self and Ego

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557376866

Category:

Page: 64

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What do we mean by the terms God, Self and Ego? The answer depends on one's view of human nature and its relationship to the divine. Using the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas to qualify his terms, author Philip St. Romain describes different possible relationships between God, Self and Ego, and the disciplines to support these.

Reflecting on the Serenity Prayer

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764801211

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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God grant me the serenity... In addition to being the most central core prayer of the recovery movement, The Serenity Prayer is admired and prayed by those who seek to find an inner peace in the face of life's difficult challenges. Here, Philip St. Romain gives the complete prayer new meaning by reflecting on the meditative words and how they can help us truly surrender our life to God's care. "Paperback"

God and I: Exploring the Connections Between God, Self and Ego

Author: Philip St. Romain

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312164298

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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What do we mean when we use the terms "God," "Self" and "Ego"? To what experiences do these terms point? What are the relationships between them? This book by Philip St. Romain, M.S., D. Min., goes beyond semantics to provide an experiential approach to understanding "God," "Self" and "Ego." It also situates this understanding in an anthropology that will be agreeable to most psychologists and Christian spiritual directors. Different "zones of intimacy" between God, Self and Ego are identified, each with differing requirements.

The Resource Guide for Christian Counselors

Author: Douglas R. Flather

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801052491

Category: Reference

Page: 406

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This referral directory gives the user immediate access to essential, up-to-date Christian counseling resources. It is organized alphabetically under 46 general topics that encompass counseling issues, professional issues, and educational issues.

A Hunger for Healing Workbook

Author: J. Keith Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060657219

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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A practical, exercise-filled companion to A Hunger for Healing that puts into practice the Christian principles of healing and growth For many thousands of people, the Twelve Steps have become the spiritual discipline for a new decade, a way to turn to God and begin a pilgrimage toward wholeness as well as a journey out of addiction. Relating each of the Steps to biblical teaching, J. Keith Miller takes the reader inside the Steps, actually working through each one. Each section of A Hunger for Healing Workbook begins with one of the Twelve Steps, followed by a biblical quote that touches upon the theme, a suggested reading in A Hunger for Healing, and a concise explanation of the Step and how it relates to spiritual growth. Built on solid biblical principles, the exercises and inventories provided will promote introspection, reflection, and action -- a clear pathway out of compulsion and pain into a world of serenity and healthy interaction with God and others. Step by Step, this life-transforming program helps readers to Acknowledge their need for God's healing power Surrender to God's care Let God remove character defects Reconcile themselves with God and others Use prayer to enrich the life of the spirit Heal broken lives and relationships

The Six-Step Spiritual Healing Protocol

Calling Forth Your Health and Wholeness

Author: Rev. Robbins S Hopkins, EdD

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504374444

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

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Do you really want peace, balance, and well-being? Use the proven Six-Step Spiritual Healing Protocol to jump-start your journey to wholeness. Identify your stuck feelings and thoughts, clear them from your field, and free yourself. Watch your body and life heal. Embrace your true self, which is eternally connected to spirit, balance, and abundance. Explore an enhanced reality working in partnership with divine beings. Unlock blocked energies tied to physical and mental imbalances in your life. Access your inner wisdom, clear out the dross of lifetimes, and bring about your own lasting healing. Learn to call forth healing and balance that really works. Infinite possibility surrounds us, which we rarely ever utilize. Permanently clear impediments that stand in your way to health, personal efficacy, professional success, and spiritual wholeness. Activate your powerful healing capacity using the Six-Step Spiritual Healing Protocol.

Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness

Author: Barbara M. Orlowski

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892344

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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What factors contribute to active Christians in ministry leaving their church and becoming exiting statistics? Every year dedicated Christian people leave churches because of spiritual abuse. The stories of people who left their home church because of a negative and hurtful experience paint a picture of a widespread occurrence which beckons consideration by church leaders and church congregants alike. Spiritual abuse, the misuse of spiritual authority to maltreat followers in the Christian Church, is a complex issue. This book shows how people processed their grief after experiencing spiritual abuse in their local church and how they rediscovered spiritual harmony. Their spiritual journey shows how one may grow through this devastating experience. This book offers a thoughtful look at the topic of spiritual recovery from clergy abuse through the eyes of those who have experienced it. It invites church leaders to consider this very real dysfunction in the Church today and aims to demonstrate a path forward to greater freedom in Christ after a season of disillusionment with church leadership.

A More Excellent Way

Pathways of Wholeness Spiritual Roots of Disease

Author: Henry W. Wright

Publisher: Whitaker Distribution

ISBN: 9781603741026

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 526

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"Presents the case that the roots of psychological and biological diseases are spiritual, and provides advice on how to eradicate disease instead of treating symptoms"--Provided by publisher.

Breaking Through Depression

Author: Donald P. Hall

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736935606

Category: Depressed persons

Page: 272

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Depression affects a person mentally, spiritually, and physically, greatly impacting their lives and the people they love. With empathy and clear language, psychiatrist Donald Hall explains recent scientific discoveries about the role of chemicals in the brain, and how depression, like other illnesses, has symptoms and cures. Hall integrates spiritual, medical, and psychological principles in his SMART model that leads those suffering from depression to the hope of recovery and healing. Stop Addiction: Don't make depression worse by substance abuse Medicate Chemical Imbalances: Have wise counsel for antidepressant management Adjust Expectations of Yourself: Release burdens and evaluate self-image distortions Revise Your Relationships with Others: Set boundaries, talk, practice forgiveness Track with the Holy Spirit: See your brokenness and lean on prayer and fellowship For readers who are suffering from or living with someone dealing with depression, Hall shares fresh scientific discoveries while standing firmly on the good news of God's hope.

Soul Recovery

12 Keys to Healing Addiction

Author: Ester Nicholson,Michael Bernard Beckwith

Publisher: Agape Media International Llc

ISBN: 9781401943110

Category: Self-Help

Page: 167

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Ester Nicholson's foundational process that she's termed Soul Recovery unlocks the code of dependence as it manifests in substance, relationship, and behavioral addictions, among others. As you're guided through a 12-week process of study and practice, the author courageously shares her inspiring journey that has ultimately led to a new life of wholeness, fearlessness, and power. Using examples and daily practices, she reveals the 12 keys that saved her life and the spiritual technology that will bring you serenity and carry you to your dreams. The Soul Recovery process works deeply with life paradigms and practices to create a soul-centered awareness that's so profound that disease; addictions; and everyday problems related to attachments, expectations, and limiting beliefs are dissolved in the face of it. A fascinating read, Soul Recovery tells the gritty story of a recovering substance abuser who rose to great career heights while falling into a personal abyss, only to find her way back with newfound glory and purpose. Its powerful lessons and practical, easy-to-use exercises can be used by people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Forgiving and Reconciling

Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875269

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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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.

A New Harmony

The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084533

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Path to the Soul

Author: Ashok Bedi

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609254465

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Path to the Soul provides an important evolutionary leap in the rapidly evolving understanding of our psychological and spiritual essence. Drawing from Hindu and Christian spiritual wisdom, biological medicine, psychiatric technique, and over twenty-five years of clinical experience, Dr. Bedi has created a highly effective and integrated treatment approach to problems associated with both medical and psychiatric illness. He explains the Hindu concepts of maya, karma, and dharma, and builds a bridge between psychological dis-ease and our intrinsic hunger for spiritual union. Each symptom is seen as a crucial whisper from our soul, and if we understand its message, it can lead us to psychological balance. Dr. Bedi guides us through the process of Kundalini diagnosis, showing how the use of life events, medical or psychiatric symptoms, relationship strengths and problems, and life goals and aspirations can help us determine our dominant and auxiliary chakras. Since our chakras are focal points where physical, emotional, developmental, and spiritual forces intersect, they provide a paradigm that usefully links physical, psychological, developmental, and spiritual dimensions. He explains how he has successfully helped many patients correct imbalances by learning to access and strengthen this energy. Throughout this book there are numerous examples of how Dr. Bedi's patients have discovered what each individual eventually has to recognize; that our fulfillment, satisfaction, wholeness, and harmony can be reawakened when we touch the spark of divine light glowing within.

Breathe. See. Nourish. Energize.

A Pathway to Healing

Author: Frances Murchison

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596270926

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 139

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Drawing on scripture as well as holistic health practices, this practical guide blends the growing interest in spirituality and health with the examples set by Jesus, who encouraged his followers to embrace a life marked by physical healing, emotional wholeness, and spiritual abundance--moving people from physical pain to enlightenment and spiritual revelation. The book offers the four key principles--breathe, see, nourish and energize--as a daily living practice for readers to begin nurturing themselves both from the outside in, and the inside out. The book also offers techniques to help readers apply these principles in their day-to-day lives. A chapter is devoted to each of the four disciplines within the title. Each chapter describes the practice, placing it firmly and logically within the context of scripture. Throughout the discourse, the author shares stories of how people have encountered, struggled, and succeeded with the different elements of each practice. She also demonstrates how this overall process can lead to physical, mental, and spiritual transformation. Spiritual exercises, along with scripture passages, provide handy encouragement for readers to begin readily incorporating these disciplines into their lives.

Steps to Christ

Author: Ellen G. White

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8363625299

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Few books attain a distribution reckoned in millions or exert so great an influence in the uplifting of humanity as has Steps to Christ.

Experiencing Healing Prayer

How God Turns Our Hurts Into Wholeness

Author: Rick Richardson,Richard Peace

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832576

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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The author shows that God can heal the deepest hurts, wounds, and areas of sin.

Invitation to a Journey

A Road Map for Spiritual Formation

Author: M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830893733

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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M. Robert Mulholland Jr. defines spiritual formation as "the process of being formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others." Compact and solid, this definition encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to make spirituality a trivial matter or reduce it to a private affair between "me and Jesus." In Invitation to a Journey, Mulholland helps Christians new and old understand that we become like Christ gradually, not instantly. Not every personality is suited to an early morning quiet time, so Mulholland frees different personality types to express their piety differently. He reviews the classical spiritual disciplines and demonstrates the importance of undertaking our spiritual journey with (and for the sake of) others. This road map for spiritual formation is profoundly biblical and down to earth. In the finest tradition of spiritual literature, it is a vital help to Christians at any stage of their journey. This edition is revised and expanded by Ruth Haley Barton with a new foreword, practices and study guide.