This book arose not simply out of the author's work with others but out of lessons learned as he worked his way to healing and forgiveness associated with his own emotional wounds as well. Though emotional pain constitutes an inevitable part of life, not only can it be healed, it can be the soil out of which we grow into greater wholeness and wellbeing.
Healing Emotional Wounds #ad - Such freedom does not involve escape from unpleasant experiences or difficult circumstances, but release from their tyrannizing inner consequences. In helpful, practical language that is filled with real-life examples, Healing Emotional Wounds examines the inner course of events that predictably follows experiences of emotional wounding.
This also provides the possibility of living a more fulfilling and significant life because of these experiences.
Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God Spiritual JourneyIVP Books #ad - Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality. By aligning our hearts with god's, we will find liberation from the kingdom of self and instead experience the joy of the kingdom of God. Most people think of god's will as something to be found or as the receiving of guidance from God when making decisions.
He examines why our desires are disordered and how our human volition can be brought into alignment with God's intentions so that we willingly choose that which God wants for us. God wants to change our choosing, not just our choices. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.
Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God Spiritual Journey #ad - In so doing, benner shows us that cultivating discernment and being attuned to God's desires is the path to true life, spiritual health and freedom. Too often, however, the problem is not that we don't know what God desires for our lives, but rather that we just don't want to do what we already know he wants.
. How might our wills be changed so that we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us? In Desiring God's Will psychologist and spiritual director David G.
The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery Spiritual JourneyIVP Books #ad - Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G.
But christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you.
The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery Spiritual Journey #ad - The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.
Grant, lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee. Augustine much is said in Christian circles about knowing God.
Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality The Spiritual JourneyIVP Books #ad - This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion. Ivp Books. And so god calls us to move beyond mere obedience―by surrendering to love. But surrender need not be seen as threatening, especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love.
The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. Rather, he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation. Surrender to love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be.
Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality The Spiritual Journey #ad - Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. In this profound book, David G. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love.
Bookwi. Se's favorite books of the year, Non-Fiction "Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love.
Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of TransformationBrazos Press #ad - The self that emerges during this process is larger, more enlightened, and whole. David benner, who has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality, presents psychological insights in a readable fashion to offer readers a deeper understanding of the self and its spiritual development.
Ivp Books. Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming. This book will appeal to readers interested in a psychologically grounded, fresh exploration of Christian spirituality; professionals engaged in pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual direction; and students in ministry development and spiritual formation courses.
Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation #ad - Drawing on a broad range of Christian traditions, Benner shows that the transformation of self is foundational to Christian spirituality. This journey defines our humanity, for it is a journey toward our source and our fulfillment, described in Christian theology as union with God. Brazos Press. The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey.
Questions and answers for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter. If we remain open to god as our sense of self awakens, we experience a deeper consciousness of being in him.
Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply HumanBrazos Press #ad - How can we ensure that our spiritual journey is conducted in a way that allows us to become fully alive and deeply human?David Benner has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. Here he presents an expansive, deep and shallow religion, probing the contrasts between soulful and soulless spirituality, psychologically informed understanding of spirituality, and healthy and unhealthy relationships with God to affirm the vital role of human development in the spiritual journey.
Reflection questions and exercises for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter. D the gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. We may be good Christians, but we aren't good human beings. However, spiritual practices can sometimes make us less, not more, authentically human.
Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human #ad - Spirituality has an indispensable role to play in the expression of our humanity. Brazos Press. Brazos Press. Ivp Books. It will also be a helpful resource for mental health professionals and spiritual directors. Benner then suggests soulful practices for cultivating the Christian spiritual life.
Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and LoveBrazos Press #ad - Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. Brazos Press. The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. Brazos Press. It can also be an incredible adventure. Drawing on insights from science, and forty years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, philosophy, he presents concrete steps for living in ways that move us toward wholeness.
Brazos Pr. Ivp Books. He also draws on mysticism, interfaith dialogue, and the contemplative Christian tradition, the perennial wisdom tradition, developing a robust spirituality that reveals how we can align ourselves with God's presence in the world. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming.
Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as PrayerIVP Books #ad - Along the way he opens us to a world of possibilities for communion with God: praying with our senses, in contemplation, with imagination, with music and creativity, in service and much more. As we open ourselves to him, God does the spiritual work of transformation in us. Brazos Press. Brazos Press. We find our praying burdened by a sense of obligation and failure.
Spiritual director david benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality and the Christian life. The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. Most christians want to experience spiritual transformation. Prayer is not just communication with God; it is communion with God.
Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer #ad - Ivp Books. But many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. Move beyond words to become not merely someone who prays, but someone whose entire life is prayer in union with God. Learn how prayer can be a way of living your life. Prayer is far more than saying words to God; all of life can be prayer when offered to God in faith and with openness.
Brazos Pr. But prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us.
Living Wisdom, Revised and Expanded: Second EditionWipf and Stock #ad - The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. This book does not offer gems of wisdom. Brazos Pr. Buddhists speak of this new mind as enlightenment. Much more than knowledge or even understanding, wisdom is seeing life through the eyes of an awakened heart and transformed consciousness.
Brazos Press. It is learning to participate in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making, this being the way in which everything that exists becomes whole in Christ. Wisdom is grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence. Brazos Press. Rather than being the result of the accumulation of information, wisdom comes from acquiring a new mind.
Living Wisdom, Revised and Expanded: Second Edition #ad - Instead, it seeks to facilitate the awakening of your heart and transformation of your consciousness that will allow wisdom to flow your from depths. The christian name for it is the mind and heart of Christ. This is the basis of wisdom. It is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and is our truest and deepest self.
Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday LifeBrazos Press #ad - 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. 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.
The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr. The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. Brazos Pr. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, exciting, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, and practical ways.
Presence and Encounter: The Sacramental Possibilities of Everyday Life #ad - And presence is what makes encounter possible. Whether we encounter ourselves, others, or God, these moments let us know that life is meaningful. The most vital and significant moments in life are moments of encounter. Brazos Press. Brazos Press. Ivp Books.
Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship DirectionIVP Books #ad - Ivp Books. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner, well-accustomed to god's work through relationships, models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God. An ecpa 2003 gold medallion Finalist We need companions on our spiritual journey. Brazos Press. The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism.
As a result, many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction. The gift of being yourself The Sacred Call to Self Discovery Spiritual Journey. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced.
Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship Direction #ad - Brazos Pr. 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. Brazos Press. Spiritual direction moves beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability and goes deeper than popular notions of mentoring or discipling.
If we are to experience significant spiritual formation and growth, our souls must be nurtured through spiritual companions. Brazos Press. We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment, intimacy and spiritual friendship.