Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human

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"A masterpiece of understanding and guidance"

"David Benner offers us a masterpiece of understanding and guidance for mature, fully alive human living. The profound and fiercely honest human and spiritual wisdom found here will leave the reader more in touch with both the impediments to full human aliveness and the possibilities of such aliveness, which are aided by the many concrete spiritual practices that he offers. He challenges our ...

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Overview

"A masterpiece of understanding and guidance"

"David Benner offers us a masterpiece of understanding and guidance for mature, fully alive human living. The profound and fiercely honest human and spiritual wisdom found here will leave the reader more in touch with both the impediments to full human aliveness and the possibilities of such aliveness, which are aided by the many concrete spiritual practices that he offers. He challenges our settling for a narrow, repressed way of life and spirituality and calls us to become more truly alive in every dimension of our being: body, soul, and spirit."—Tilden Edwards, founder and senior fellow, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, Washington, DC

"David Benner has done it again! In this profound, highly readable book that plumbs the depths, he integrates his impressive gifts in psychology and theology with his own lived spirituality as a lifelong seeker. To immerse oneself in Soulful Spirituality is the next best thing to sitting down with him for a transforming, intimate, and enlivening conversation."—Margaret Guenther, professor emerita of ascetical theology and former director of the Center for Christian Spirituality, General Theological Seminary

"I believe this will be David Benner's most important book. Some will find it controversial. But many more, I believe, will find it hope- and life-giving. Soulful Spirituality moves the reader beyond beliefs and practices to the discovery of the rich resources of an in-bodied Christian spirituality, resources for helping you become the unique and whole human being you were intended to be."—Gary W. Moon, vice president and integration chair, Richmont Graduate University; author, Apprenticeship with Jesus

"Someone needed to write this book and I'm glad it was David Benner. His wise, incisive, and winsome style makes unsettling truth easier to receive and challenges to the status quo profoundly liberating."—Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center; author, Sacred Rhythms and Invitation to Solitude and Silence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587432972
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 363,945
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Benner (PhD, York University; post-doctoral studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis) is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. He currently serves as Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality at Psychological Studies Institute, Richmont Graduate University (Atlanta, Georgia). He has authored or edited more than twenty books—including Strategic Pastoral Counseling—lectures widely around the world, and has held numerous clinical and academic appointments. Visit his website at www.drdavidgbenner.ca.

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Challenge of Becoming Fully Human
1. The Struggle to Be Fully Alive
2. Our Restless Hearts
3. Understanding Our Humanity
Part Two: The Path to Becoming Fully Human
4. Living with Spirit and Soul
5. The Spiritual Nature of the Human Journey
6. Deep Religion and Healthy Spirituality
7. Embodied Spirituality
Part Three: Spiritual Practices for the Human Journey
8. Awareness
9. Wonder
10. Otherness
11. Reality
12. Presence
13. Surrender
Epilogue: Being at One
Index

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    There's a lot to make you think outside the box, which is good!

    There's a lot to make you think outside the box, which is good! We become way too compacent!

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