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Have you come through a dark time? Depression, burn-out, financial disaster, death of a family member, or emotional chaos come to us all. We get through, but we want something beyond mere survival. We feel, somehow, there must be ...
Have you come through a dark time? Depression, burn-out, financial disaster, death of a family member, or emotional chaos come to us all. We get through, but we want something beyond mere survival. We feel, somehow, there must be something more.
This book is about the something more.
This book is about the unexpected, refreshingly, surprisingly new things God wants to do for you.
Each chapter follows a journey that includes:
Stories and images
Questions for personal or small group use
Introduction Sister Kathryn 1
Before You Begin Sister Helene 7
Guided Imagery Contemplative Exercise 9
Chapter 1 Three Basic Principles of Healing: "Look, I'm making everything new" 11
Chapter 2 Seeing in New Ways: "Do you want to get well?" 23
Chapter 3 Throwing Yourself upon the Resources of God: "Eat this scroll" 35
Chapter 4 Vitally Connected to Christ: "My Father is the vine dresser" 49
Chapter 5 A Future Only God Could Dream Of: "Take Mary to be your wife" 61
Chapter 6 Throw Your Arms Around Jesus: "Become like the youngest" 73
Chapter 7 Getting Your Inside World Put Right: "Blessed are the pure in heart" 85
Chapter 8 Meeting God in Unexpected Places: "The Lord is about to pass by" 97
Chapter 9 The Secret of Beauty, Love, and Security: "You're beautiful with God's beauty" 109
Chapter 10 Realizing Who I Am: "Your life repeated in my life" 119
Appendix 1 Everyday Practical Choices for Healing and Hope Sister Helene 133
Appendix 2 A Process for Putting On Christ in Six Stages Sister Kathryn 137
Afterword: Hold on to Hope 147