Five Steps to Spiritual Growth: A Journey

Five Steps to Spiritual Growth: A Journey

by Peter M. Kalellis
     
 

We are physical beings, and yet we are inherently spiritual beings who yearn to move closer to God, writes Dr. Peter Kalellis. He shows us how in this practical and insightful guide focused on the dynamics of the spiritual journey, on the continual process of developing a deeper relationship with God and consequently becoming better human beings. This process

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We are physical beings, and yet we are inherently spiritual beings who yearn to move closer to God, writes Dr. Peter Kalellis. He shows us how in this practical and insightful guide focused on the dynamics of the spiritual journey, on the continual process of developing a deeper relationship with God and consequently becoming better human beings. This process begins with our awareness and decision to listen to God's loving presence in our lives and in our world and includes our faith, focus, understanding and action.

Drawing upon Scripture, the writings of the Orthodox Fathers, sources literary (Les Mis�rables), philosophical (Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras), and cinematic (The Lion King), as well as the author's own experiences as a psychotherapist, family and marriage therapist, and former Greek Orthodox priest, this is an intelligently written and infectiously enthusiastic invitation to journey to faith that contributes to the literature of Christian spirituality.

It includes end-chapter thoughts and questions for reflection and bibliography at book's end.

Highlights:
" a practical roadmap to spiritual growth
" discusses the concepts of conscience, mind, free will, heart, and soul
" therapeutic
" joyous and uplifting

Editorial Reviews

Ernie Anastos
Peter Kalellis....takes us through the winding roads of life and helps us find real answers to real problems. In a world that sorely needs a voice of reason and comfort, Five Steps to Spiritual Growth: A Journey, comes through loud and clear.
TV News Anchor, CBS 2, New York
The Westfield Reader
Truly this book does enrich the ascent of each step with insights and valuable material that, put into practice, will bring peace of mind, direction in life, strength, and wisdom to anyone who chooses to accept the offering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809143023
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

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Demetria DeLia
Spirituality and psychotherapy are interrelated essences of personal development. Hope, self-acceptance, serenity, forgiveness, and empathy for others are the goals of both disciplines. As a Christian counselor and psychotherapist, Dr. Kalellis is at the crossroads of these goals in Five Steps to Spiritual Growth, A Journey - a book I highly recommend.
Ph.D. Dean of Curriculum, The New Jersey Center for Modern Psychoanalysis
Frank J. Esposito
Five Steps to Spiritual Growth: A Journey, is a practical and insightful guide to spiritual development. The wisdom of Dr. Kalellis transcends all religions.
Ph. D, Distinguished Professor and Former President of Kean University, New Jersey

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