How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind

How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind

by John Carmody
     
 

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"Wise and discerning . . . . Full of hope." M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of "The Road Less Traveled."
For everyone faced with unforeseen disaster, this book -- written while its author struggled with bone cancer -- can be the best of allies. With rock-bottom honesty, Carmody writes about the power of thinking, feeling, sharing, deciding, and praying, and of the joy

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"Wise and discerning . . . . Full of hope." M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of "The Road Less Traveled."
For everyone faced with unforeseen disaster, this book -- written while its author struggled with bone cancer -- can be the best of allies. With rock-bottom honesty, Carmody writes about the power of thinking, feeling, sharing, deciding, and praying, and of the joy that comes from fighting the good fight. Stocked full of everyday wisdom to help us make sense of a crisis and work through it, this just may be the most important book you'll ever read.


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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A senior research fellow in religion at the University of Tulsa and author of some 40 books, Carmody was diagnosed with incurable bone cancer--multiple myeloma--in 1992. Here he offers inspiring advice to people faced with all manner of trouble, from the minor and fleeting to the catastrophic. Instead of the behavior modification and step-by-step methods urged by many self-help books, Carmody's simple program uses techniques of thinking, feeling, sharing, determination and prayer. In compassionate and warm prose, he also shows how personal tragedy can be a catalyst for self-revelation and spiritual growth. Although largely drawn from religious traditions both Eastern and Western, Carmody's techniques include a dose of psychology as well. This is a sensible guide. (Oct.)
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"A Sensible Guide...[that] offers inspiring advice to people faced with all manner of trouble....In compassionate and warm prose, [Carmody] shows how personal tragedy can be a catalyst for self-revelation and spiritual growth."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Reliable counsel for sufferers everywhere."

-- Kirkus Reviews

John Carmody is senior research fellow in religion at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of more than forty books, many written with his wife, Denise. Carmody received his B.A. and M.A. from Boston College, a licentiate in philosophy from Weston College, a Bachelor of Divinity from Woodstock College, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307798138
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/29/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
2 MB

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