Embracing Soul Care: Making Space for What Matters Most

Embracing Soul Care: Making Space for What Matters Most

by Stephen W. Smith, Gary Chapman
     
 
(Foreword by Dr. Gary Chapman) In a world of quick fixes and instant gratification, author Steve Smith invites the reader to focus on what truly matters most—the lifelong process of nurturing our souls by focusing on relationships, spiritual and personal growth and healing, and living out God's purpose for our lives.

Overview

(Foreword by Dr. Gary Chapman) In a world of quick fixes and instant gratification, author Steve Smith invites the reader to focus on what truly matters most—the lifelong process of nurturing our souls by focusing on relationships, spiritual and personal growth and healing, and living out God's purpose for our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Church Libraries
This book was not a struggle to read or apply, but is encouraging and helpful in establishing more balance and a clearer path to spiritual health. Highly recommended for those who find their souls dull and neglected and need to slow down. It would also function well for group use.
— GLM
Church Libraries - GLM
This book was not a struggle to read or apply, but is encouraging and helpful in establishing more balance and a clearer path to spiritual health. Highly recommended for those who find their souls dull and neglected and need to slow down. It would also function well for group use.
Publishers Weekly
Smith, a confessed former workaholic, introduces readers to the unique joy of caring for the soul, which he says "contains the deepest part of who we are." This founder of the Potter's Inn Ministry, which helps people experience soul transformation, shares his wealth of knowledge about the soul in 92 brief chapters presented in 13 sections that address issues such as soul identity, soul formation and threats to the soul. Each chapter includes several questions to help readers address their own soul struggles. Smith certainly covers all the bases of the soul, but one wishes for more depth. Staccato chapters whet the appetite for deeper exploration, but Smith moves on quickly to new topics. The book, however, does bring important issues to light. He speaks often of the need for those who believe in God to slow down; he urges readers to use their senses to nurture the soul and highlights the importance of companionship on the soul journey. Studying the soul, he says, "is an incomparable journey to explore the depths and heights of the soul, for we travel the contours of a holy land." (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780825436703
Publisher:
Kregel Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

The founder of The Potter's Inn, Stephen W. Smith has been involved in Christian ministry for more than twenty-five years. He and his wife, Gwen, are frequent speakers and retreat leaders who focus on the spiritual growth and transformation of individuals, couples, churches, and organizations.

El doctor Gary Chapman es el autor del libro y de la serie Los cinco lenguajes del amor, número 1 en ventas en inglés según el New York Times. Con más de 35 años de experiencia como pastor y consejero matrimonial, ha viajado por todo el mundo impartiendo seminarios.

Gary Chapman (PhD) is the author of the New York Times best-selling The Five Love Languages book and series. With more than thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling experience, he travels the world presenting seminars to couples who want to improve their marriage relationship. He is host of the weekly radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which airs on more than 250 stations.

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