Spirituality and the Awakening Self
Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming. This journey defines our humanity, for it is a journey toward our source and our fulfillment, described in Christian theology as union with God. If we remain open to God as...
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Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming.
This journey defines our humanity, for it is a journey toward our source and our fulfillment, described in Christian theology as union with God. If we remain open to God as our sense of self awakens, we experience a deeper consciousness of being in him. 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. Drawing on a broad range of Christian traditions, Benner shows that the transformation of self is foundational to Christian spirituality.
^^This book will appeal to readers interested in:-
fresh explorations of spirituality professionals engaged in pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual direction and students in ministry development and spiritual formation courses. Reflection exercises for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter.^
An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide explores the transformation of self as foundational to spirituality.
David G. Benner (Ph.D., York University)is an internationally known psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. He currently serves as emeritus distinguished professor of psychology and spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia, and an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
He was professor of psychology at Redeemer College (Ontario) and a practicing clinical psychologist. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and most recently Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation; Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human and Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer
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- 1. Human Awakening<br>2. Mapping The Unfolding Self<br>3. Growth And The Lines Of Development<br>4. Transformation And The Levels Of Development<br>5. Learning From The Christian Mystics<br>6. The Body-centered Self<br>7. The Mind-centered Self<br>8. The Soul-centered Self<br>9. The Spirit-centered Self<br>10. Spirituality And Awakening<br>11. The Communal Context Of Transformation<br>12. Transformation And Transcendence<br>appendix 1: Dreamwork For Growth And Transformation<br>appendix 2: Meditation, Prayer, And Awakening