The Thirst for Wholeness

Attachment, Addiction, and the Spiritual Path

The Thirst for Wholeness

Argues that the craving for a spiritual identity is often misdirected towards addictive substances, and explains how to find the sacred dimensions of everyday life

A-thirst-for Wholeness

A-thirst-for Wholeness

Is something missing from your spiritual life? Do you have a sense of incompleteness? Then you need to study James' solution to this problem. Here you will learn how to get it all together in a way that will impart wisdom and direction for your Christian walk. For individuals and group study.

The Thirsty Addict Papers

Spiritual Psychology for Counselors

The Thirsty Addict Papers

Dr. Michael Hoffman wrote The Thirsty Addict Papers for the thousands of counselors searching for practical wisdom and how-to instruction on enlivening spirituality in the delicate process of recovery. This is the first book to apply the diverse fields of Jungian depth psychology, Buddhist mindfulness practice, mythology and folklore, cognitive behavioral therapy and contemplative prayer to addiction. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous opened the door; now The Thirsty Addict Papers offers new knowledge for readers with open minds. Stories of courage combine with stark clinical facts about struggles with sobriety and death from self-destructive addiction. As Dr. Hoffman traces the roots of obsessive-compulsive behavior back to their ancient origins, The Thirsty Addict Papers provides a roadmap for expanding consciousness and enlivening the human soul. It is a provocative psychological work and a must-have reference for anyone struggling to find a way out of the nightmare of addiction.

The Journey into Wholeness for Single Mothers

The Journey into Wholeness for Single Mothers

You are not alone. If you have taken The Transforming Journey of Truth, Hope, and Love for Single Mothers, those four words you are not alone resonate in your soul. Youre no longer a single mother feeling alone and lost on a dark road with no destination. Your personal journey has transformed you into a single mother in a Half Family who is standing on the borders of Wholeness. Only this transformation prepares you to embark on a new journey: The Journey into Wholeness for Single Mothers. Therefore, if you feel alone, torn apart by the harsh reality of life as a single mother, and long to be whole, choose to take the transforming journey first. Whether you are a single mother by separation, divorce, or an unwed pregnancy, you will discover the light of truth which exposes all the rough spots on your road, the hope to maneuver through these challenges, and the love that leads you to a new path. Standing on the borders of this new path, you discover the three secrets to wholeness, which reveal a narrow road. As we travel together, you will experience the glorious splendor of this journey with each deliberate, selfless, and sacrificial step, receive wonderful blessings, and see a glimpse of heaven.

God's Rx for Health and Wholeness

Biblical Wisdom Confirmed by Science

God's Rx for Health and Wholeness

What is God’s Rx for your health and wholeness? We live in a culture that is inundated with blogs, social media postings, books, gimmicks, gadgets, fads, and infomercials—all aimed at diet, fitness, and well-being. While there are no magic formulas, God’s Word gives you the wisdom and insight to know you need to make healthy choices that restore health and wholeness in: Body Mind Spirit All other advice you seek needs to fall behind God. God’s Rx for Health and Wholeness is making wise decisions in every area of your life while in awe of God’s wonderful creation—your body—and respecting it as His handiwork, protecting it as its steward, and remaining faithfully thankful for it. This book will help you apply biblical truth to one of your greatest needs while providing a path to hope and healing. FEATURES AND BENEFITS A list of scriptures pertaining to fear, worry, anxiety, healing, health, wholeness, gratitude, peace, joy, hope, and more Other titles in God's Rx Series: God's Rx for Fear and Worry God's Rx for Depression and Anxiety God's Rx for Inner Healing

Crossroads

The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

Crossroads

Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of gangs and violence, accounts of traditional rites of passage, and how-to guidelines for creating new rites of passage that may help to save our communities from despair and destruction.

Your Life Plan

How to set yourself on the right path and take charge of your life

Your Life Plan

Meet the challenges of life and master your future Do you ever feel like you’re just floating through life with a lack of direction? Or get that nagging feeling that things could be better? Then it’s time you thought about your life plan. Our lives can be thought of as stories – as narratives and adventures – and nearly all classic stories share certain universal characteristics. Our lives should be seen as a hero’s journey, a quest filled with challenges, turbulence and adventure. By appreciating this pattern, and understanding where you are on your own personal journey, you’ll get the perspective needed to write your own life story and set yourself on the right path. Be the hero of your own life In Your Life Plan, Erica Sosna shows you how to choose and live a life that is truly meaningful, exciting and adventurous. Having a life project – a dream or goal that feels like a real challenge, can give you focus, energy and purpose. This book offers practical solutions and guidance for dealing with difficult personal challenges and becoming the victorious hero who achieves happiness and fulfilment. Go. Stand for something. Take up the charge and move into a purposeful and positive future.

Garden of the Soul

Exploring Metaphorical Landscapes of Spirituality

Garden of the Soul

The stories of Jesus, placed in the context of the familiar and factual, are filled with metaphors that audiences can understand and appreciate. Metaphors not only inform and persuade, but also fire up readers' imaginations and get them involved as participants. Humans are primed to think and feel metaphorically, and so Garden of the Soul aims to metaphorically explore five landscapes that feature prominently in the Bible. Each metaphorical landscape throws light on an aspect of spiritual life. The bountiful garden speaks of growth, the flowing river calls for unceasing prayer, the raging sea mirrors the turbulence of a journey of faith, the barren desert transforms by emptying life's clutter, and the high mountain challenges readers to scale its peak to glimpse a transcendent vision of God. This book will inform, enrich, and challenge readers' spiritual lives throughout their journey from garden to mountain.

Reflections: a Spiritual Anthology on Human Wholeness

Reflections: a Spiritual Anthology on Human Wholeness

In her book Reflections, author Jean Benson conveys spiritual wisdom gleaned from her own life experiences. She does so in a way that invites the reader to personal meditation and growth. Through devotional essays, poems, and letters, the author shares from the depth of her own personal spiritual journey. Abundant grace and compassion emanate from these pages, drawing the reader in and encouraging the reader to make his or her own soulful connections to the divine. You will want to read these reflections again and again, as you will gain newer and deeper self awareness with each reading.

After the Tears

Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma

After the Tears

Adult children of alcoholics have learned how to "survive," but often have difficulty "living" their lives. The trauma and grief of childhood losses affect every aspect of the life of an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). Now the authors of the bestselling After the Tears offer further insight into the origin and cost of childhood pain for those who grew up in alcoholic families. In this revised and expanded edition, Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell combine their years of experience in working with ACoAs, tackling issues such as intimacy, sibling relationships, codependency, breaking the alcoholic pattern, building a relationship with the inner child, forgiveness, and opening a window to spirituality.