A valuable new companion journal for the best-selling Falling Upward In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or «gone down» are the only ones who understand «up.» The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding of the ideas in Falling Upward Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important companion to Falling Upward is an excellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of how we grow spiritually.
A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or «gone down» are the only ones who understand «up.» Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as «falling upward.» In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens?loss is gain Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right.
Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.
Spirituality has been viewed as an important factor in realizing an adequate quality of life. It is regarded as something that contributes to human flourishing, something that advances the quality of life. Generally speaking, millions of migrants all over the world left their homeland due to several factors. It can be economic, political, cultural or religious reasons. The Filipino migrants in the Netherlands come from a country where spirituality matters most. What happens to their search for a greener pasture and their spirituality in a highly secularized country? Thus, this book explores the role of spirituality in the lives of Filipino migrants in the Netherlands. It explores the complex relationship between spirituality and quality of life from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Does spirituality help them in coping with the challenges and odd circumstances in a far-away land? Or is spirituality a kind of baggage that hinders them to achieve a better quality of life?
Spirituality in the health and wellness practices of older adults is a qualitative study that explores the experience of seniors in how they live a spiritual life and how this influences their wellness. The results of the study show us that there are several common themes across various spiritual or religious orientations. These themes may be a glance at a foundation for understanding the role of spirituality in wellness for older adults.
Revision with unchanged content. Research studies suggest that young people from immigrant families inherit at least two different cultural traits in the process of identity formation, and the factors affecting the identity of young people play an important role in the development of their spirituality. Thus for the Chinese second generation in a multicultural society, what are the main factors for their identity formation that may lead to a distinctive spirituality? Do they inherit the Chinese culture from their parents and the culture in the society in an equal way? What are the characteristics of these young people’s spirituality? While the churches seek to nurture the spirituality of these young people, it is important to understand their characteristics and find the effective ways in their culture to meet their needs. This book describes the young participants’ spirituality from their own perspectives, discusses their construction of identity that led to their distinctive spirituality, and studies their parents’ worldviews and the role of their church that have affected their spirituality. Finally, it concludes with development of theories of spirituality related to Chinese young people in a multicultural society, and proposes ways in which churches and families may encourage the development of spirituality for Chinese young people in a multicultural society.
I see The Soul's Religion as a necessary and important part two of Care of the Soul, not repeating what I wrote there but adding what was missing - a clear and forthright discussion of the spiritual life.' Thomas Moore In the international bestseller Care of the Soul Thomas Moore laid the foundation for a new approach to spirituality. Now, in this long-awaited follow-up, he continues this journey as he goes in search of the spirit in everyday life. Amidst the tangled emotions, the impossible relationships, the endless failures that many of us experience, he shows us how to celebrate the mystery of the spiritual and embrace a more honest way of living. Through a series of challenging and provocative meditations, he also leads us to re-imagine how we can all live a rich and rewarding spiritual life.
Written with great clarity and intelligence, this book will be of benefit to all mental health practitioners, students of psychology, and those seeking a better understanding of their own process of psychological and spiritual transformation. —Tara Brach, PhD, Author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge «In this wonderful book, Rick Johnson weaves together different theoretical perspectives in a way that welcomes religion, spirituality, and nature into the counseling and psychotherapy process. It's a delight to read Dr. Johnson's approach—an approach that teaches therapists how to empathically explore spirituality as an important dimension of human existence.» —John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, coauthor of Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice and Clinical Interviewing «Rick Johnson's book Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy is a rich introduction to the varied forms in which spiritual suffering enters the consulting room, the range of theories which address or fail to address this need, and specific attitudes and practices through which therapists can provide a non-doctrinal but open encounter with the spiritual needs of their clients.» —James Hollis, PhD, Jungian analyst, and author of fourteen books, among them What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life A practical integration of psychology and spirituality that builds upon existing psychological theories While many clients want spiritual and philosophical issues to be addressed in therapy, many mental health professionals report that they feel ill-equipped to meet clients' needs in this area. Providing a model that is approachable from a variety of theoretical orientations, Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy supports therapists in becoming open to the unique ways that clients define, experience, and access life-affirming, spiritual beliefs and practices. Drawing on the author's research into spiritual issues as well as predictors of clients' psychological health, this reflective book presents an integrative approach to discussing the topic of spirituality. An essential resource for mental health professionals of all spiritual and religious persuasions, Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy discusses: Client-defined spirituality Integrating spirituality with psychological theories Why clients become spiritually lost Practical steps for spiritual health and abundance in therapy Helping clients reclaim their real self How spiritually oriented therapy helps Guidance for therapists in differentiating their spirituality from their clients' to foster a more successful therapeutic relationship Filled with numerous cases and stories illustrating how spirituality can be a natural and beneficial part of the therapeutic process, Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy enables mental health professionals to nonjudgmentally invite a collaborative exploration of the role of spirituality in their clients' lives.
Book DescriptionThe perfect companion to Joel Osteen's bestselling book helps readers integrate his seven life-changing principles into their daily lives. YOUR BEST LIFE NOW JOURNAL gives readers the ultimate tool to improve their lives by devoting a week to each of Osteen's seven principles: - enlarging one's vision - developing a healthy self-image - discovering the power of one's thoughts and words - letting go of the past - finding strength through adversity - living to give - and choosing to be happy. YOUR BEST LIFE NOW JOURNAL brings readers one step closer to achieving lifelong happiness through Osteen's doses of daily scripture, inspirational thoughts and insights, guiding questions, and space for personal reflection.
Written by two leading authors in the field, Social Work and Spiritualityprovides a critical engagement with the concept of spirituality and a much needed framework for the integration of spiritual care in mainstream practice. It isfundamental reading for all students of social work theory, ethics and practice.
With this one-sentence daily journal, students can create a four-year time capsule of their college experience in the easiest way possible. "Q&A a Day for College" is the perfect journal for one of the most fast-paced and introspective periods of a person's life. So much changes along the path from freshman year to graduation. Wouldn't it be cool to have four years of memories captured in one compact volume? This is exactly what" Q&A a Day for College" is designed to do: The journal features 366 questions (one on each page) with space to jot down a short response every year for four years. The at-a-glance page design allows writers to see how their answers evolve from one year to the next.
In February 1995, Richey Edwards checked out of a London hotel instead of flying to the US with the rest of the Manic Street Preachers. There were a few subsequent sightings but then nothing. His body was never found, and he was declared legally dead in November 2008. Now Richard tells the story of his life and disappearance as he might have told it. This moving, tender novel tells the story of a lost boy adrift in a world that he can't make sense of' Marie Claire Myers deserves credit not only for adding a third dimension to Edwards, but for trying a fourth, for attempting to document a period of his life that seems destined to remain a mystery The Times A sympathetic and sad imagining of the boy who became a reluctant pop idol Time Out Harrowing and hauntingly sad Mojo
The spirituality of the people in the margins is a spirituality that is grounded in their lifeworld: their sense of place, sense of time, sense of body, and sense of self with others. As their narratives have shown us, such lifeworld is far from being ideal. It is a lifeworld marked by joys and sorrows, blessings and curse. Yet as this study reveals, such lifeworld is the ground of encounter with God and it is precisely this lifeworld that nurtures a spirituality that reveres life. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s once said, “Just to be is a blessing, just to live is holy.” This sums up the whole exploration into the spirituality of the people in the margins. To live is holy is an affirmation of their lives marked by constant struggle to live, to seek liberation from poverty and death-dealing structures.
A timeless Richard Scarry Christmas tale of two little mice waiting for Santa is now available as a Little Golden Book! In this Richard Scarry Christmas classic, now a Little Golden Book, little ones will meet two little mice who've discovered the candy, dolls, and even a race car that Santa brought. But did Santa leave anything for the two little mice? Children will love the happy ending in this sweet story from the 1960s, with its charming illustrations digitally restored to their original brilliance.