How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind

Overview

For everyone panicked by disaster, How to Handle Trouble — written while its author struggled with bone cancer — can be the best of allies. With rock-bottom honesty, John Carmody points the way out of trouble not through any secret expertise, but through simple techniques that come "like a warranty with your basic human equipment." Introducing us to all our inner and outer resources, he shows that fear and anxiety need not rule our days.

Carmody writes about the real power of ...

See more details below
Paperback (REPRINT)
$13.90
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$15.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $2.75   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$13.99
BN.com price

Overview

For everyone panicked by disaster, How to Handle Trouble — written while its author struggled with bone cancer — can be the best of allies. With rock-bottom honesty, John Carmody points the way out of trouble not through any secret expertise, but through simple techniques that come "like a warranty with your basic human equipment." Introducing us to all our inner and outer resources, he shows that fear and anxiety need not rule our days.

Carmody writes about the real power of thinking, feeling, sharing, deciding, and praying, and even of the joy that comes when we are fighting a good fight. In short, this book is both balm and tonic — everyday wisdom to help us make sense of crisis and work through it. It just may be the most important book you'll ever read.

In the tradition of Necessary Losses, a compassionate guide to dealing with serious problems and finding peace. Written while its author struggled with bone cancer, How to Handle Trouble is both balm and tonic--full of everyday wisdom to help anyone work through a crisis.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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.

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.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449912218
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 1,170,398
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Techniques 3
Mystery 5
Peace 7
Doing, Thinking, and Being 9
Physical Pain 12
Realism 14
Despair 16
Joy 19
This Book 21
Chapter 1 Thinking 25
Overview 25
Data 30
Getting Information 33
Imagining 37
Understanding 39
Judging 43
Criticizing Prejudgments 46
Enjoying Thinking 49
Intellectual Patience 54
Intellectual Peace 57
Chapter 2 Feeling 63
Overview 63
Pain 69
Fear 71
Anxiety 75
Helplessness 78
Confidence 82
Courage 85
Connection 88
Support 91
Trust 95
Chapter 3 Sharing 101
Overview 101
Family 104
Friends 108
Counselors 112
Clergy 115
Teachers 119
Doctors 122
Authors 126
Children 130
God 135
Chapter 4 Deciding 143
Overview 143
Imagining Concretely 147
Factoring in Advice 151
Pros and Cons 155
Facing Fear 160
Trusting the Future 163
Euphoria 166
Desolation 169
Peace of Soul 172
Following Results 175
Chapter 5 Praying 181
Overview 181
Secular Prayer 186
Religious Prayer 189
Meditation 193
Contemplation 196
Petition 200
Answers 205
Faith 209
Hope 211
Love 215
Conclusion: The Method Summarized 219
Suggestions for Further Reading 225
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2000

    Outstanding guide to examining your life and moving on

    Regardless of your station or situation in life, this book can help you to understand how to move beyond your feelings to a place of greater understanding and meaning. Carmody's book and approach is simple, concise, and practical. If you are stuck in your life, grief, loss, or relationships, read this book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)