Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation

Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation

by David G. Benner
     
 

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An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide explores the transformation of self as foundational to spirituality.See more details below

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An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide explores the transformation of self as foundational to spirituality.

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Publishers Weekly
In a challenging multidisciplinary analysis of psychological change and spiritual development, psychologist Benner (Soulful Spirituality) leads off by arguing that “full personhood comes only from a lifelong journey of becoming that, as we shall see, must be lived in a posture of openness, trust, willingness and surrender.”Blending insights from psychology, theology, anthropology, his own clinical practice, and other disciplines, the author suggests that the adventurous journey of the “awakening self” is one ofexperiencing the possibility of “radical” transformation leading to oneness with God. Throughout the book, stories from the Christian mystics and other spiritual tutors provide a rich array of examples of communion with the divine as the writer presents his vision of the self as it moves from one stage of consciousness to the next. Benner’s generous use of examples from outside the framework of traditional Christian thought and his rather unorthodox approach to congregational life may make some readers uncomfortable. But if they persist, they will find this profound journey into spiritual and psychological growth provocative, enriching, and full of insights that will stay with them after they have put down the book. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587432965
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
366,547
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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

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