Being Well When We're Ill
Marva Dawn has an insider's view of the many spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical difficulties encountered by people with chronic illness and disabilities. She knows from experience how to nurture hope in spite of infirmity. Filled with insight and...
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Marva Dawn has an insider's view of the many spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical difficulties encountered by people with chronic illness and disabilities. She knows from experience how to nurture hope in spite of infirmity. Filled with insight and practical help, each chapter of Being Well When We're Ill focuses on one particular kind of struggle, such as worry, guilt, the loss of meaning, or the loss of confidence and trust that God is present and personally loving. Each chapter details one or more appropriate ''finds'' - spiritual resources, emotional supports, intellectual answers, or practical solutions - that enable a person with infirmities to persevere through them and to be well in spite of them. For each issue she explores, such as loss of dreams, loneliness, physical pain, depression, ingratitude, side effects and more, Dawn includes discussions of biblical texts - not only texts that help lament losses but texts that bring wholeness. Readers will find t
Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) serves as theologian/educator under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington and as a Teaching Fellow, Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver.
Her books Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and The Unnecessary Pastor with Eugene Peterson both received Christianity Today's book award in the category of the Church/Pastoral Leadership. Her other books has been quite provocative with regard to contemporary trends in worship and society such as Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down; Is It A Lost Cause? and A Royal Waste of time.
Most recently she has authored Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity and In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life.
Koorong -Editorial Review.