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Care of Souls

David G Benner
Care of Souls
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Care of Souls

David G Benner

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A practicing psychologist explores the church's role in "soul care," advocating a counseling method that anchors modern therapy in timeless biblical principles.

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- Publisher "If psychology has lost its soul, I believe David Benner has found it. His Care of Souls: Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel is a remarkable achievement. When it comes to presenting a synthesis of serious research in a reader-friendly manner Benner has few peers. Here he applies his rare skill to present the spiritual and psychological connectedness of counseling and psychotherapy. The result is a foundational book for what may become a new science of soul care."--Gary W. Moon, M.Div., Ph.D., president of Psychological Studies Institute, Atlanta, Georgia"Evangelicals tend to prefer 'doing' to 'thinking,' and so tend to prefer 'how-to' books to 'what-about' books. But in this clear and wise introduction, David Benner improves our understanding of soul care in order to help us engage in it better. Professionals as well as beginners will profit from this wide-ranging analysis of the 'basics' of soul care."--John G. Stackhouse Jr., Ph.D., Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver"Care of Souls is a wide-ranging, intelligent, and useful map of that territory where Christian spirituality and therapeutic psychology intersect. Benner stresses our unity as bodily, psychological, and spiritual beings. He carefully defends the value of psychotherapeutic thought and practice for Christian soul care, yet is tough in his assessment of the confusions and abdications into which Christians have fallen at the instigation of psychology."--Robert C. Roberts, professor of philosophy and psychological studies, Wheaton College"In my clinical practice of pschiatry I have been struggling with how to care for and cure the souls of those who have been molested, abused, and battered. This book provides practical and inspiring answers, based on the riches of two thousand years of Christian experience in soul-care. Dr. Benner's insights into the essence of psychology as viewed from a Christian vantagepoint are based on a careful literature review of what the master therapists and master spiritual guides have said, from the ancient desert fathers in Egypt, to the current literature on pastoral counseling and psychotherapy."--Jeff Boyd (Chairman of Psychiatry and Chairman of Ethics at Waterbury Hospital)"This book lives up to what we have come to expect from this author. Benner masterfully tackles a complex subject in a straight-forward and reader friendly manner without being simplistic. the first half of the book, where he discusses such diverse topics as the rise of the therapeutic culture of soul-care to Christian spirituality, is of immense educational value and alone is worth far more than the book's price. In like manner, Part 2's emphasis on the provision of soul-care is a must for pastors and mental health professionals. This book should be well-received for years to come."--Peter Hill, professor of psychology, Grove City College

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A practicing psychologist explores the church's role in "soul care," advocating a counseling method that anchors modern therapy in timeless biblical principles.
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11 Chapters
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"If psychology has lost its soul, I believe David Benner has found it. His Care of Souls: Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel is a remarkable achievement. When it comes to presenting a synthesis of serious research in a reader-friendly manner Benner has few peers. Here he applies his rare skill to present the spiritual and psychological connectedness of counseling and psychotherapy. The result is a foundational book for what may become a new science of soul care."--Gary W. Moon, M.Div., Ph.D., president of Psychological Studies Institute, Atlanta, Georgia"Evangelicals tend to prefer 'doing' to 'thinking,' and so tend to prefer 'how-to' books to 'what-about' books. But in this clear and wise introduction, David Benner improves our understanding of soul care in order to help us engage in it better. Professionals as well as beginners will profit from this wide-ranging analysis of the 'basics' of soul care."--John G. Stackhouse Jr., Ph.D., Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver"Care of Souls is a wide-ranging, intelligent, and useful map of that territory where Christian spirituality and therapeutic psychology intersect. Benner stresses our unity as bodily, psychological, and spiritual beings. He carefully defends the value of psychotherapeutic thought and practice for Christian soul care, yet is tough in his assessment of the confusions and abdications into which Christians have fallen at the instigation of psychology."--Robert C. Roberts, professor of philosophy and psychological studies, Wheaton College"In my clinical practice of pschiatry I have been struggling with how to care for and cure the souls of those who have been molested, abused, and battered. This book provides practical and inspiring answers, based on the riches of two thousand years of Christian experience in soul-care. Dr. Benner's insights into the essence of psychology as viewed from a Christian vantagepoint are based on a careful literature review of what the master therapists and master spiritual guides have said, from the ancient desert fathers in Egypt, to the current literature on pastoral counseling and psychotherapy."--Jeff Boyd (Chairman of Psychiatry and Chairman of Ethics at Waterbury Hospital)"This book lives up to what we have come to expect from this author. Benner masterfully tackles a complex subject in a straight-forward and reader friendly manner without being simplistic. the first half of the book, where he discusses such diverse topics as the rise of the therapeutic culture of soul-care to Christian spirituality, is of immense educational value and alone is worth far more than the book's price. In like manner, Part 2's emphasis on the provision of soul-care is a must for pastors and mental health professionals. This book should be well-received for years to come."--Peter Hill, professor of psychology, Grove City College
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Meet the Author

David G Benner

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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Table Of Contents

  • Preface: The Rediscovery Of Soul And The Recovery Of Its Care
    part 1 understanding Soul Care
    1 what Is Soul Care?
    2 the Rise Of Therapeutic Soul Care
    3 the Boundaries Of The Soul
    4 psychology And Spirituality
    5 christian Spirituality
    6 the Psychospiritual Focus Of Soul Care
    part 2 giving And Receiving Soul Care
    7 dialogue In Soul Care
    8 dreams, The Unconscious, And The Language Of The Soul
    9 forms Of Christian Soul Care
    10 challenges Of Christian Soul Care
    11 receiving Soul Care

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  • Catalogue Code 124257
  • Product Code 0801090636
  • EAN 9780801090639
  • Pages 254
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Dec 1998
  • Sales Rank #22304
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.410kg

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