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The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life

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Don't Waste Your Pain

None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we've been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over it"? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?

If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and ...

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Overview

Don't Waste Your Pain

None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we've been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over it"? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?

If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and relationships inflict, our pain will be wasted; it will numb us or destroy us. But suffering doesn't have to mangle our hearts and rob us of joy. It can, instead, lead us to lifeā€”if we know the path to healing.

Healing is not the resolution of our past; it is the use of our past to draw us into deeper relationship with God and his purposes for our lives. If you're ready to shape a future characterized by love, service, and joy, now is the time to step out onto The Healing Path.

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"Powerful truths which heal the heart are not always easy to grasp, especially when you're hurting. But Dan Allender writes with such skill and expertise that you find yourself well down the path toward healing before you're even halfway through the book. Reliable and readable. That's The Healing Path."  
-Joni Eareckson Tada, author and artist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578563913
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 292,314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan B. Allender, Ph.D., is the President of Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years, then was a professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver. Dr. Allender is the author of The Wounded Heart and has co-authored two books with Dr. Larry Crabb: Encouragement: The Key to Caring and Hope for the Hurting. With Dr. Tremper Longman he has co-authored four books: Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies, and Bold Purpose.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface: Savoring Joy in Spite of Sorrow ix
Part 1 Suffering As a Sacred Journey
Chapter 1 The Long Walk 3
Chapter 2 The Healing Path 17
Chapter 3 Embracing Life 31
Part 2 Exposing the Intentions of Evil
Chapter 4 Betrayal and the Loss of Faith 49
Chapter 5 Powerlessness and the Loss of Hope 69
Chapter 6 Ambivalence and the Loss of Love 91
Part 3 The Allure of Redemption
Chapter 7 The Wager of Faith 113
Chapter 8 The Dream of Hope 135
Chapter 9 The Dance of Love 161
Part 4 Embracing Redemptive Relationships
Chapter 10 Living a Radical Life 189
Chapter 11 Inviting Others to Live 211
Chapter 12 Creating a Community of Sojourners 237
Notes 258
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