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Post Traumatic God

Author : David W. Peters
ISBN : 9780819233035
Genre : Religion
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Find a way back to a God that can be trusted, loved, and worshipped after a traumatic event.

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome

Author : Reba Riley
ISBN : 9781501124037
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Simultaneously published in St. Louis, Missouri by Chalice Press, 2015.

Love Feast

Author : Martha Johnson Bourlakas
ISBN : 9780819232144
Genre : Religion
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With autism diagnoses rising, more and more parents find the challenges of caring for an autistic child added to the everyday strains and stresses – and joys -- of family life. In a deeply personal, honest, humorous set of essays, Martha Johnson Bourlakas grapples with life -- life as a person of faith, life as a wife and mother, life as a clergy spouse (her husband is bishop of Southwestern Virginia), life as the parent of a developmentally disabled young adult, life as one unable to maintain pretense. Reading these essays is like sitting down over coffee with a good friend to commiserate and laugh with someone who understands.

Christ Walk

Author : Anna Fitch Courie
ISBN : 9780819231697
Genre : Religion
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Outlines a 40-day program for individuals and groups to focus on improving physical health while engaging in spiritual and mental reflection and growth. Simultaneous eBook.

War And The Soul

Author : Edward Tick
ISBN : 083560831X
Genre : Psychology
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Offers a powerful perspective that affirms the deep damage war does to the psyche and addresses how to truly heal war trauma in veterans, their families, and communities, drawing on history, mythology, and soldiers' stories--from World War I to Iraq. Original.

Healing Spiritual Wounds

Author : Carol Howard Merritt
ISBN : 9780062392282
Genre : Religion
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An effective plan to help those suffering from wounds inflicted by the church find spiritual healing and a renewed sense of faith. Raised as a conservative Christian, minister and author Carol Howard Merritt discovered that the traditional institutions she grew up in inflicted great pain and suffering on others. Though she loved the spirituality the church provided, she knew that, because of sexism, homophobia, and manipulative religious politics, established religious institutions weren’t always holy or safe. Instead of offering refuge, these institutions have betrayed people’s hearts and souls. “People have suffered religious abuse,” she writes, “which can be different from physical injury or psychological trauma.” Though participation and affiliation in traditional religious institutions is waning, many people still believe in God. Merritt contends that many leave the church because they have lost trust in the institution, not in God. Healing Spiritual Wounds addresses the church’s dichotomous image—as a safe space and as a dangerous place—and provides a way to restore personal faith and connection to God for those who have been hurt or betrayed by established institutions of faith. Merritt lays out a multistage plan for moving from pain to spiritual rebirth, from recovering theological and emotional shards to recovering communal wholeness. Merritt does not sugarcoat the wrongs institutions long seen as trustworthy have inflicted on many innocent victims. Sympathetic, understanding, and deeply positive, she offers hope and a way to help them heal and reclaim the spiritual joy that can make them whole again.

All Things Must Fight To Live

Author : Bryan Mealer
ISBN : 9781608196678
Genre : Political Science
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In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest-powerful, moving, necessary.

To Hell And Back

Author : Audie Murphy
ISBN : 9781466826380
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78. 17 MB
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The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI's at war.

Listening On The Edge

Author : Mark Cave
ISBN : 9780199859306
Genre : History
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-277) and index.

Bless Me Ultima

Author : Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN : 9781455521326
Genre : Fiction
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Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul. (68,000 words)

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