The Wounded Healer

Author: Henri Nouwen
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0804152071
Size: 56.90 MB
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The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings -- a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering -- in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.

Henri Nouwen And Soul Care

Author: Wil Hernandez
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616436328
Size: 10.78 MB
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A synthesis of Henri Nouwen’s integrated approach to spiritual formation which is both driven and tempered by his integral relationship with psychology, ministry, and theology.

The Spiritual Legacy Of Henri Nouwen

Author: Deirdre LaNoue
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826412836
Size: 38.76 MB
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In 1969, the year following the death of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen published his first book. Who, reading Intimacy: Essays in Pastoral Psychology, at the time could have guessed that its 37 year old Dutch priest-author would become one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th-century?Unlike Merton, whose strictly spiritual writings appealed almost exclusively to Roman Catholics, Nouwen had an enormous following among Protestants as well as Catholics. What was it about this man and his work that so resonated with the American psyche over the past thirty years?In The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Deidre LaNoue analyzes Nouwen's voluminous writings in the context of his life and times, providing a key to his more than forty individual books as well as a cogent summary of his contribution to the spiritual lives of millions of people. The book includes a complete bibliography of Nouwen's writings as well as a Scripture index of his books.

Time To Talk About Dying

Author: Fred Grewe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508462
Size: 37.68 MB
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Presenting clergy and chaplains with unique therapeutic tools for helping senior adults enrich their later years, this book gives advice on how to strengthen relationships, find meaning in life and feel comfortable approaching life's final chapter. It guides clergy and chaplains through how to effectively conduct "Soul Legacy" projects, in which older people reflect on what they want to leave behind for their loved ones and how they want to be remembered after they die. It enables older people to pay loved ones personal tributes and show them how important they are. By focusing on others rather than the self, it provides comfort for loved ones as well as the senior adult, prevents loneliness and negative feelings about ageing, and helps adults gradually become comfortable with the challenges of approaching the end of life.

The Limits Of Hospitality

Author: Jessica Wrobleski
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814659985
Size: 68.75 MB
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Practicing hospitality is central to building a civil society, not to mention living a Christian life. It can be enriching and joy-filled, but it can also be profoundly demanding and sometimes even dangerous. In The Limits of Hospitality, Jessica Wrobleski explores the ethical questions surrounding the practice of hospitality, particularly hospitality that is informed by Christian theological commitments. While there is no algorithm that distinguishes between ethically 'legitimate"' and 'illegitimate' boundaries, the variety of circumstances in which hospitality is relevant and the nature of hospitality itself make advocating firm and fixed boundaries difficult. How much more so for Christians, for whom the practice of hospitality should be a manifestation of agape, a participation in God's eschatological welcome extended to all people through Jesus Christ! Are limits to hospitality, then, merely a regrettable concession to our finite and fallen condition? Wrobleski offers a rich theological reflection that will interest anyone who has a role in the practice of hospitality in community? Whether such communities are families, households, churches, educational institutions, or nation-states.

Forming Faith In A Hurricane

Author: N. Graham Standish
Publisher: Upper Room
ISBN: 9780835808484
Size: 21.64 MB
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How do we stand in the midst of the swirling winds of life that pull us in so many directions? How do we form a strong and practical faith when we face so many demands in life? Standish believes that people are seeking for answers to such questions and are seeking for a faith that will sustain them in the hard decisions of life. He has provided what he hopes will be a primer for forming and deepening a spiritual core that can withstand life's competing demands. The book examines the nature of faith, the role of prayer and community in strengthening faith, and ways in which persons are enabled to respond with compassion when confronting human need. Forming Faith in a Hurricane is designed to help persons recognize and practice fullness of faith in the ordinary routines and emergencies of daily life.

The Wounded Jung

Author: Robert C. Smith
ISBN: 9780810112704
Size: 41.95 MB
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Examines the effect on his work of Jung's relationships with his parents, the women in his life, and Sigmund Freud