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Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love

David G Benner

Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love

David G Benner

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:Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. It can also be an incredible adventure. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and forty years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, he presents concrete steps for living in ways that move us toward wholeness. He also draws on mysticism, the perennial wisdom tradition, interfaith dialogue, and the contemplative Christian tradition, developing a robust spirituality that reveals how we can align ourselves with God's presence in the world.

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About "Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love"

:Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. It can also be an incredible adventure. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming. Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and forty years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, he presents concrete steps for living in ways that move us toward wholeness. He also draws on mysticism, the perennial wisdom tradition, interfaith dialogue, and the contemplative Christian tradition, developing a robust spirituality that reveals how we can align ourselves with God's presence in the world.
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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

  • :contents
    preface--an Invitation To An Incredible Adventure
    being, Becoming And Doing
    the Human Journey
    settling For Too Little
    looking Ahead
    meeting Your Guide
    1. Being Human
    the Gift Of Consciousness
    the Nature Of Being
    human Nature
    perfection And Wholeness
    head And Heart
    anxiety, Control, And Surrender
    2. Cosmic Interconnectedness
    the Great Nest Of Being
    being And Becoming
    evolutionary Whole-making
    seeing Through The Optical Illusion
    cosmic Estrangement
    cosmic Reconnection
    3. Meaning-making
    beings, Not Billiard Balls
    the Gifts Of Suffering
    finding Meaning, Living Meaningfully
    consenting To The Flow Of Life
    pushing The River
    purposeful Living
    4. Mysteries Of Personhood
    mystery And Paradox
    parts And Wholes
    freedom And Bondage
    good And Evil
    feet Of Clay And Divine Dna
    5. Ego-based Being
    human And Cosmic Consciousness
    ego And Egocentricity
    the Binary Brain And The Default Mental Operating System
    ego-shaped Identity And Consciousness
    a Portrait Of The Egoic Self
    6. Heart-based Becoming
    the Heart In Science And The Wisdom Tradition
    heart And Mind
    helping The Mind Find Its Home In The Heart
    meditation And Heart-shaped Becoming
    cultivating Heartfulness
    7. Love At The Heart Of Life
    what's Love Got To Do With It?
    eros And Cosmic Longing
    the Relational Nature Of Everything
    love And Transformation
    what The World Needs Now
    8. Living Wholeness
    well-travelled Roads To Be Avoided
    	individualism
    	tribalism
    	perfectionism
    less-travelled Paths To Be Trusted
    	expanding Ways Of Accessing Wisdom
    	living With Inclusiveness
    	learning, Growing, And Serving Together
    	holding Beliefs With Humility
    characteristics Of Living Wholeness
    epilogue--the Further Reaches Of Wholeness
    the Spirit-centered Life
    love In The Spirit-centered Life
    barriers To Becoming

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  • Catalogue Code 434918
  • Product Code 9781587433795
  • ISBN 1587433796
  • EAN 9781587433795
  • Pages 176
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2016
  • Sales Rank #77888
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.213kg

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