Author: Dan Allender
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: 2014-02-27
For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing. Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their experience of the evil of sexual abuse. His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, understand the unique challenge of repentance for victims of abuse, and learn to love boldly in defiance of their trauma. Ultimately Dan offers the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that even they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God. The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the ongoing importance of the book, and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer an urgently needed word of grace in a world ravaged by sexual abuse.
Author: Dan B. Allender
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2016-02-23
First published in 1989, Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse. With great compassion Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims' pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don't truly address the problem, he instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy. Counselors, pastors, and friends of those who have suffered sexual harm will find in this book the deep spiritual guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them. Victims themselves will find here a sympathetic friend to walk alongside them on the road to healing.
Author: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between" spaces in Moraga's writing where race, gender, class, and sexuality intermingle, this first book-length study of Moraga's work focuses on her writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure. Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano divides the book into three sections, which analyze Moraga's writing of the body, her dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and her writing of identities and racialized desire. Through close textual readings of Loving in the War Years, Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, The Last Generation, and Waiting in the Wings, Yarbro-Bejarano contributes to the development of a language to talk about sexuality as potentially empowering, the place of desire within politics, and the intricate workings of racialized desire.
Healing the Wounded Heart exposes negative emotions such as fear, rejection, worthlessness, shame, insecurity, defilement, and hopelessness that prevent us from living in the grace and peace God intends for us. Uncover the lies embedded in emotional wounds and discover peace and truth in the presence of the Living Christ.
At twenty three years of life, my heart is mangled. The love I shared was taken and given to another. Though, my muse he continues to be. Each word written has been taken from myself and laid to rest on the paper you read now. Don't simply read, absorb it inside yourself and feel. Love has three sides; happiness, uncertainty, and pain. I got to experience all through the love I thought was guaranteed until death should we part...simply not the case. Open your senses, be empathetic and experience the emotion. Only then can you appreciate someone's pain and joy. This isn't just a book filled with random words...this is my heart, my soul, and my mind...
NANCY JOY HEFRON is a writer, emotional life coach, and teacher who lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa with her husband Mark on a beautiful acreage they fondly call El Shaddai. Through her company, Heartlights, Nancy Joy offers emotional healing retreats, sacred journeys and private sessions. She is the creator of a radio series called "It's all About You" and a self-help column by the same name. Find out more about Nancy Joy and her work at www.heartlights.net. ***About the book*** Rose Jocelyn Winston is a prominent "fifty-something" therapist in her community, and yet she begins to realize her life is not all that rosy. Her only daughter, Emily, has rejected her, and she has found that all her attempts to help her clients seem to be falling flat. In the midst of her mid-life crises she prays for help and has a powerful dream that takes her on an incredible journey. She travels, eventually, to the Yucatan, where two special dolphins and a Spirit guide help her uncover the doorway to true emotional healing and conscious compassion. On her journey, Rose discovers this life-changing formula that brings the truth of emotions into perspective, providing an incredible life tool for everyone. ***A message from the author*** After over twenty years as a spiritual teacher following the emotional clues of life, I felt strongly that it was time to begin to share what I had learned along the way to a wider audience. For three years I tried writing a self-help book to no avail. I felt that no form of teaching is more life changing than for the reader to "feel" what the words were saying. So I set out to write a teaching novel. From the first day I began to write, Rose's story just spilled out of my heartand soul. I easily birthed The Wounded Heart, and I know there will be more to come. -NJH
When a business offer turns into something more personal, Amelia is torn between what logic tells her is right, and the desire of her heart. A widow with two small children, Amelia Beiler is struggling to make ends meet. She is running her late husband's business, but it's not what she was raised to do, which is run a home. When she gets an offer for the business from Eli Fischer, she's only too relieved to consider it-especially when it looks like Eli's interest might include more than just the shop. But when she begins to experience strange physical symptoms and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it's difficult not to question God's will. If she pursues the treatment she believes in, she risks going under the bann. But how can she allow Eli to court her when she can't promise him a future? Includes instructions to make the quilt block featured in the novel.
Author: Dan Allender
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Find help and hope for your journey toward healing. Thousands of men and women have experienced life-reviving healing from Dr. Dan Allender’s The Wounded Heart. This companion workbook will help you work through the complex issues of sexual abuse in a concrete way. Designed to be used on your own or in a group, the workbook will lead you step by step through the process of change: facing the truth about past and present experiences and feelings; wrestling with God, other people, and yourself; and understanding the goals and fears that have determined how you relate to others. It also includes specific sections for men, ideas for discussion-group facilitators, and reflective quotations from other victims of sexual abuse.
Have you ever wondered why it seems like if anything could go wrong, it will? Have you ever questioned if God has forgotten about you? Have you ever pondered in your heart if anyone can see the pain you are trying desperately to hide? Have you ever thought, If I don’t get this heart of mine fixed, I am going to be no good to anyone; especially myself? If so, this book is for you. I was once there. I felt the hurt of loneliness, betrayal, disappointment, self-pity, and even defeat. But I survived, and so will you. God has placed something in you that will not allow you to break down, give up, or be conquered. I remember a time when I was fifteen years old. I was in a church pageant. I recited a poem by Maya Angelou: “I’m determined to be somebody someday.” Even in those moments of wanting to give up, God would allow me to reflect on the day I stood in the pulpit on 119th and Halsted in Chicago and tell myself, “I’m determined to be somebody someday.” In this book, you will see my hurt, my pain, my setbacks. But most of all, you will see the faithfulness, mercy, grace, and the love of God. Allow this book to be the process to start your journey to a “Renewed Heart” only Jesus can do for you.
When Jesus Christ began His earthly ministry He first went out and got baptised and was then lead of the Holy Spirit into the wilderness and there was tempted of the devil. Then in the power of the Spirit He began teaching in the synagogues. When He came to His home town of Nazareth and went to church on the sabath and stood up to read. The elders delivered the book of Isaiah to Him and He opened the book to the place where He read these words: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19 (KJV) Jesus chose this passage of scripture because it was known to be a prophecy of the coming Messiah and it is a concise outline of the purpose and ministry calling of our Lord. The Holy Spirit living in the hearts of every born-again Christian is working to fulfill this scripture for us all. Jesus Christ by The Spirit is also drawing all people to Him for their salvation through the measure of faith which our loving Father God has given to every person. It is will of God that no human being perish but that everyone would come to repnetence. It is therefore His will that we all hear and resond to the gospel; That our broken hearts be healed; that the chains of our captive bondage be broken; our physical and spritual eyes be opened; and every bruise and wound we carry be healed. That is the Theme, Calling and Purpose by which this Daily Devotional has been inspired to be written. The Word of God is clear in that our Heavenly Father wants all people to accept His salvation but just as true He wants all to be healed and delivered. It is my prayer that this Devotional will be used of The Lord to help accomplish this work in your lives.
Author: Robert G. Waldron
Publisher: Paulist Press
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Robert Waldron's brief biography of Thomas Merton examines and exposes a man who lived a deeply spiritual life, yes, but also a deeply conflicted one as well. By the use of Jungian theory and archetypes, Waldron explores all of the major Merton works (e.g., Seven Storey Mountain, The Sign of Jonas, The Collected Poems, Zen and the Birds of Appetite), but especially all of the many volumes of Merton's private diaries, and discovers a man, a soul struggling to live "la vita nuova" in the monastery while being drawn by various sirens out of it. Edgy, chancy, and at times speculative, Waldron penetrates Merton's sometimes dense poetry and prose to discover or uncover what was wanting in Merton's soul his desire for his own hermitage; his longing for the nurse he fell in love with; his desire perhaps to establish an entirely new monastic foundation. Merton emerges less a saint than a sinner who never stopped trying to become a saint by "becoming who he really was."
Author: Ed Bulkley
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
Release Date: 1995
Many Christians today struggle with guilt feelings and hurts that bring bitterness and anger to their hearts. Therapists say these individuals need to go back into their past and work through the pain. Biblical solutions, says Bulkley, are far superior because they promise true freedom, genuine inner peace and a fresh beginning.
Author: Vijay K Kerji
Publisher: Vijay K Kerji
Punita is in love with Nitin but she faces a challenge by her parents and sibling in her affair. She takes help of her of classmates Nita and Gopal to unite with Nitin but will she be successful in her goals?