Soulful Spirituality

An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide shows how an authentic spiritual journey must be grounded in human development.

Soulful Spirituality

An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide shows how an authentic spiritual journey must be grounded in human development.

Motifs

The interactive Union of spiritual soulfulness is not one of all or nothing but rather
one of degree. ... The harmonic orchestration of the soul's complex differentiation
into spirituality's transcendent wholeness represents the organizational ...

Motifs

Just as DNA determines the genetic makeup of every individual, a motif determines individual biopsycho-social, emotional, and spiritual behaviors and attitudes. This epigenetic theory of individuality describes the motif as a unique artistry of organizing principles. The author uses the concept of motif to explain physiology, behavior, and attitude and to show how each person has his or her own unique system of motifs that comprises the fabric of every level of personality. Case studies exemplify the way in which motifs manifest the ""self"" and how the core personality is understood once the individual's motif is revealed. Of interest to graduate students in psychology and clinicians and counselors in the field of humanistic and clinical psychology, holistic medicine, wellness and mind-body healing, psycho-biology, and spirituality this book will bring new understanding to personality and behavior studies.

Spirituality for the Moment

of the soulful spiritual self and ever presently recognizing the current "new and
improved mature soulful self". No wonder so many people at some point look into
the mirror and ask themselves, "what happened to me? Where did that exciting ...

Spirituality for the Moment

Spirituality for The Moment is a new and innovative look into the many facets of peoples beliefs in anything tied to their thought and places definitive thinking into a completely varied perspective for the reader. The author asks questions of these themes in a wide ranging attempt to spark both the reader's thoughts with regard to these personal sense of spirituality in their lives. This vision of growth, change and betterment takes an inclusive look at many different themes of spiritual different spiritual principles as well as using the facilitator of the open-ended question as a means to help bring the reader to their own conclusions of these varied yet all encompassing concepts of belief. Spirituality for The Moment is not an attempt to place definitives on spiritual truth, but rather places these themes into a forum that enables the reader to draw their own conclusions ever further into the light where they might examine their beliefs in a more exacting way. Everybody carries their own beliefs of life and of their spiritual nature and therefore perceives their own existence according to these beliefs as flexible as some of them tend to be and as rigid as others tend to be. This book is an attempt to broaden thought, to spark conversation and to add to the ever widening consciousness of our modern advancing spiritual age as wondrous and shifting as it is for everyone. For more information go to: http: //spiritualitymoment.com

The Possibility of Prayer

4 OUTGROWING THE REACTIONARY HEART 1Henri J. M. Nouwen, Reaching
Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life (New York: Image, 1975), 50.
2See David G. Benner, Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply
Human ...

The Possibility of Prayer

The life of prayer is neither efficient nor productive, but it is transformative. As a pastor in Manhattan, John Starke knows the bustle and busyness of our society. But he also knows that prayer is not just for spiritual giants—prayer is for each of us. Here is an invitation to discover, via the church's ancient rhythms and with Starke's clear, practical guidance, the possibility of prayer.

Garden of the Soul

Exploring Metaphorical Landscapes of Spirituality Mark Mah. to cast their ...
Esther de Waal is a writer of Benedictine and Celtic spirituality. In her book ...
Einstein, Ideas and Opinions, 11, quoted in Benner, Soulful Spirituality, 109. 11.
Heschel ...

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.

Relig ish

Rachelle Mee-Chapman's new book Relig-ish will help you: Create a set of spiritual practices that fit into your daily life and honor the things you value most.

Relig ish

When it comes to religion, "choose one" is no longer your only option. You can be spiritual-but-not-religious or not particularly religious at all-yet still have a robust system of beliefs and values that guides you. Creating your own set of eclectic spiritual practices is not a sign that you are a faith-less person but rather a faith-ful person responding with honesty to an increasingly expanding world. If faithfully attending church isn't helping you live out your values in everyday ways, becoming relig-ish may be the answer! Rachelle Mee-Chapman's new book Relig-ish will help you: Create a set of spiritual practices that fit into your daily life and honor the things you value most. Develop right-fit spiritual practices for yourself and your family outside of going to church. Shake off harmful religious messages and embrace truths that won't damage yourself or your soul. Build bridges towards your religious family members by identifying the common values that are the bedrock beneath your beliefs. Discover that your soul is not at risk and you are not lost in your wondering, wandering post-church world.

Spirituality and the Awakening Self

This is the best of Benner's books!

Spirituality and the Awakening Self

Presents psychological commentary on the spiritual development of the self, claiming that the maturation of the self is founded in Christian spirituality.

Soulful Sex

This guide to the spiritual aspects of sexuality teaches readers how to become as conscious about their sexuality as they are about every other part of their lives. Author workshops.

Soulful Sex

Sadly, after the first blush of romance and passion fades, most couples become routine and hurried in their sexual intimacy. This guide to the spiritual aspects of sexuality teaches readers how to become as conscious about their sexuality as they are about every other part of their lives. Author workshops.

A Dangerous Report

—Dr David G. Benner, author of Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the
Awakening Self “Throughout Harold Ellens' life he has been called professor,
doctor, and colonel. Yet, Ellens is never happier than when people call him
pastor.

A Dangerous Report

This volume is tightly packed with surprising insights one simply does not normally hear from the pulpit, but yet are so obviously implied in the biblical narratives of Christmas and Easter. Dr Ellens has a unique way of cracking open familiar biblical sentences and stories and spilling out an entirely fresh cornucopia of life-changing insights about the radical nature of the good news about God’s grace. Ideas and metaphors from the Bible that we have heard or read so often that they have become routine and cliché suddenly flower with refreshing new meanings and intimations. Dr Ellens’ carefully and cogently expressed biblical interpretation and sermon oratory incarnate God’s truth and bring to lively new vitality a vivid experience of God as the driving force of Divine Spirit in our personal lives and in history. Preaching has seldom been this engaging, powerful, and spiritually empowering. This warm hearted book is a clear and clarion call for one central theme: God’s radical, uncalculating, unconditional, and universal forgiving grace. Claims for God’s redemptive presence and intent for our world that pulpiteers have often feared, avoided, or failed to see in the center of the gospel are here set forth with unapologetic boldness. Dr Ellens’ trumpet is not muted at any point. Obviously this hearty soul has a passion for the spirit, a stimulating mind, and an informed pastoral appeal for life-changing encounters with the biblical story and of the insinuation of God’s self into human and historical life at Christmas, Easter, and all other times.

God s Radical Grace

—Dr. David G. Benner, author of Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the
Awakening Self. Website: www.drdavidgbenner.ca “Throughout Harold Ellens'
life he has been called professor, doctor, and colonel. Yet, Ellens is never
happier than ...

God   s Radical Grace

“As facets on a gem reveal its hidden beauty, so Dr Ellens’ sermons for Ordinary Time(s) disclose the depth and beauty of the scriptures relating to these months of the Christian year between Pentecost and Advent. His long career prepared him well to author this book. With the approach of a scholar, the patience of a teacher, and the understanding of a pastor, he gives the reader new insights into these familiar scriptures. To read one of his sermons on a glorious summer day is to pray in the words of a favorite hymn, ‘Be Still, my Soul, The Lord is on Thy Side.’ To read one of his sermons on a day of great need, will give the reader reason to be grateful for this book.” – Beuna Coburn Carlson, Church Administrator and Christian Educator, PCUSA, Retired “I have only actually heard one sermon by J. Harold Ellens, but reading this wonderful collection reminds me why he has long been one of my favorite homilists. More like a conversation than a monologue, these sermons immediately pull me into dialogue within myself and with God. Read them and be challenged, stimulated, provoked, informed, and edified. Receive them as medicine for your spirit and soul. Be prepared to be blessed by the Spirit that inspired them.” – Dr David G. Benner, author of Soulful Spirituality and Spirituality and the Awakening Self; website: www.drdavidgbenner.ca

Knowing as We Are Known

I now draw from David Benner's markers of fully actualized humanity as they
appear in his book Soulful Spirituality 3. I have found it to be spiritually beneficial
to spend some time pondering each ofthese markers, asking the Lord bring a
sense ...

Knowing as We Are Known

Immerse yourself in that still place within, in which God speaks to the true self that you have been created to be. This book is more than simply information about inner stillness; it is a guide into the experience of inner stillness itself. This is the authors journey to that place where God speaks to our spirits and calls us children. This is a call not so much to do something as much as it is a call to be who God created us to be. Through the experiences of contemplation, waiting, hope, and assurance, it is the goal of this writing that you will find rest for your soul, body, and mind in a fresh, new, and enduring way. We all long to live from the center of an authentic self. Gene Yotka has provided an important resource for helping us identify and express a spiritual life from that center. His book is a gift. -Dr. Steve Harper, Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological Seminary Gene has demystified contemplative prayer and made it accessible to the average believer. -Dr. Stephen Seamands, Professor of Christian Doctrine, Asbury Theological Seminary

Presence and Encounter

His rich meditations are presented in a voice that is intelligent, compassionate, and engaging. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr.

Presence and Encounter

The most vital and significant moments in life are moments of encounter. Whether we encounter ourselves, others, or God, these moments let us know that life is meaningful. And presence is what makes encounter possible. When we are truly present, everything that has being becomes potentially present to us. In this unique resource, David Benner invites us to live with more presence so we can know the presence of God more deeply in our lives. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, exciting, and practical ways. He helps readers understand the personal and interpersonal dimensions of presence and encounter, revealing how they mediate Divine Presence and serve as sacraments of everyday life. His rich meditations are presented in a voice that is intelligent, compassionate, and engaging. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr.

The Last American Man

... to let go of needless suffering; and to CREATIVE LIVING approaches, and
habits B EY's] N D F EA R that will allow them to uncover the “strange jewels” that
lie hidden within. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism,
 ...

The Last American Man

Finalist for the National Book Award 2002 Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now! In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains. For more than two decades he has lived there, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he has trapped, and trying to convince Americans to give up their materialistic lifestyles and return with him back to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's mythical character challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be a modern man in America; he is a symbol of much we feel how our men should be, but rarely are. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Effects of Religious Preference and the Frequency of Spirituality on the Retention and Attrition Rates Among Injured Soldiers

Their spiritual journey or “quest” will be reflected even more as they describe the
frequency of those practices. A Soulful and Spiritual Existence The soul and the
spirit are frequently used interchangeably as equally rarefied concepts. Although
 ...

The Effects of Religious Preference and the Frequency of Spirituality on the Retention and Attrition Rates Among Injured Soldiers

Using a quantitative causal-comparative approach, the researcher conducted a relational study that compared injured and rehabilitated soldiers with no religious foundation to similar soldiers possessing religious preferences and spirituality. The two primary research questions were (a) Does religious preference and spirituality have a positive impact on the retention and attrition rates of injured soldiers? (b) Does an injured soldier's frequency of spirituality increase the likelihood of being returned to initial-entry training? The study addressed several possible variables; among these were the importance of religious preference and spirituality in returning injured soldiers to training; the determination of a soldier's level of spirituality and its healing impact; spirituality's effect on the injured soldier's psychotherapy, and other related demographic factors.

What Are You Hungry For

Women, Food, and Spirituality Lynn Ginsburg, Mary Taylor. When you cross that
line of ... That reality is who we are on a soulful, spiritual level: our internal sense
of what is true, meaningful, and unchanging. Learning to connect to this deeper ...

What Are You Hungry For

Women have many secrets. But a woman's secret relationship with food and her body can overshadow other aspects of her life, filling her with obsession, shame and fear. Many women waste countless years focusing on food and appearance, rather than spending energy on what holds deepest meaning for them in life. In What Are You Hungry For? authors Taylor and Ginsburg show how obsessive dieting, a distorted body image and eating disorders are often symptoms of a deep spiritual void. They offer a revolutionary--and easy to follow--approach to resolving deep-seated food and body issues using methods adapted from Eastern mind/body practices such as yoga. What Are You Hungry For? is a discovery book in the tradition of Susie Orbach's Fat is a Feminist Issue and Geneen Roth's When Food is Love. It will change the way you think about your body and the way you approach preparing and eating every single meal. "Finally, an insightful book that ties together food and our spiritual practice What Are You Hungry For? provides both philosophical and practical ways to understand our relationship with what we take into our bodies and to how we are following our internal voices." --Rodney Yee, yoga teacher and star of the bestselling video series "Yoga Journal's Yoga with Rodney Yee"

Sacred Companions

In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced.

Sacred Companions

ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist We need companions on our spiritual journey. The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism. Our churches often see spirituality as personal and private. But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness. We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment, intimacy and spiritual friendship. As a result, many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. Spiritual direction moves beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability and goes deeper than popular notions of mentoring or discipling. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul. If we are to experience significant spiritual formation and growth, our souls must be nurtured through spiritual companions. Benner, well-accustomed to God's work through relationships, models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

Soulful Corporations

On multiple occasions, he has addressed large groups in different parts of India
on topics relating to Indian Culture and Spirituality, Values-Based Education and
Management. Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of ...

Soulful Corporations

In the light of multiple corporate debacles, financial crises and environmental disasters across the globe, the need for corporate goals to transition from simply maximising shareholder wealth to optimising stakeholder welfare is being echoed in various quarters. This book makes a distinct contribution by looking at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from a values-based perspective with a focus on providinga balance between corporate success and social well-being. The book emphasizes that corporations need to redefine their purposes to co-create long-term, sustainable and win–win solutions for multiple stakeholders through mutually-fulfilling and value-adding collaborative efforts. Through the ideal of ‘A Soulful Corporation’, the book proposes a new story where corporations, as associations of individuals, can identify their ‘collective spirits’ in terms of environmentally-aware, socially-inclusive and financially-rewarding missions. Some of the unique features of the book include: · A detailed study of the evolution of CSR from the ancient to contemporary times · Insights gained through empirical research and personal interviews with over 100 industry captains, CEOs, MDs and heads of the CSR function across companies and industries · Case studies on CSR practices and processes in leading Indian companies including the Tata Group, TVS Motor, HUL, Wipro, L&T, Bharat Petroleum, HDFC Bank, Birla Group, Reliance Industries and others. · Cases on unique social welfare projects in the areas of education, healthcare and drinking water supply · A ‘Society and Local Community Welfare Framework’and a ‘12-point Agenda for Affirmative Action’ that propose policy recommendations and provide corporations with a roadmap for their CSR journey in the light of the mandatory CSR spending introduced by the Government of India. The book has relevance to multiple stakeholders: students, academics, CSR researchers, policy-makers, industry captains, business managers and entrepreneurs.

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources

This practical book helps pastors and counselors present God's grace in healing and forgiveness issues, even when the one being counseled has built a wall around his or her heart out of bitterness or pain.

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness  Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources

This practical book helps pastors and counselors present God's grace in healing and forgiveness issues, even when the one being counseled has built a wall around his or her heart out of bitterness or pain.

Surrender to Love

In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality.

Surrender to Love

In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation, but invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion—by surrendering to love.

What are They Saying about Masculine Spirituality

Daniel C. Noel, "Soulful Spirituality: Reimagining a Spiritual Psychology," The
Quest (Denville: Winter Edition, 1994), p. 41. 12. Richard Rohr, Quest for the Grail
(New York: Crossroad, 1994), p. 48. 13. Ibid. 14. Bradshaw, Creating Love, p.
126 ...

What are They Saying about Masculine Spirituality

Masculine spirituality is rapidly emerging as a new direction for men on the "God-path." Birthed out of the Men's Movement, it takes seriously the ways that God and men are revealed to each other through theology, scripture, behavioral sciences, anthropology, history and the countless shared stories of men who gather together to discover authentic masculinity. Masculine spirituality asks the question, "How can a man live a vibrant spiritual life, embracing all of his capacities for connection with God, and yet, not diminish the life that women are discovering on their own path?" With an Introduction by Richard Rohr, O.F.M., this work is a review of the writings of authors on the major themes or "movements in the symphony" of masculine spirituality.