The Jesus Advantage: A New Approach to a Fuller Life

Overview

What if those searching adults who turn for guidance to psychologists, gurus, new age prophets, and more unfamiliar eastern religions, would turn for guidance to someone more familiar to their own experience and faith tradition?

In The Jesus Advantage, Paul Donoghue suggests that, in the midst of the "self-help" publishing explosion, people with Christian roots take a new look at Jesus Christ as a model of wholeness.

He points out how Jesus too...

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Overview

What if those searching adults who turn for guidance to psychologists, gurus, new age prophets, and more unfamiliar eastern religions, would turn for guidance to someone more familiar to their own experience and faith tradition?

In The Jesus Advantage, Paul Donoghue suggests that, in the midst of the "self-help" publishing explosion, people with Christian roots take a new look at Jesus Christ as a model of wholeness.

He points out how Jesus too often is seen as only meek, mild, and forgiving or has been appropriated by political groups to bash those who are different or who hold different views And he carefully helps the reader to recast Jesus as who he really is: an attractive model of spiritual and emotional maturity. Jesus was a strong person who was not timid about pointing out the faults of others nor unwilling to speak his mind. Jesus was never afraid to go against the tide, especially if it meant embracing those considered to be on the fringe of society: the poor, the sick, and the sinner.

Donoghue shares a wide spectrum of human emotion and experience. A psychologist and priest, he has collected a vast wealth of real-life experience that he passes on while unearthing a Jesus who speaks to our age, a fully human-whole and holy-person.

Author Biography: Paul J. Donoghue, SM, is a priest psychologist, has served for over twenty-five years as director of Community Psychological Consultants, a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut. A native of England, he earned his doctorate in psychology at St. Louis University and did theological studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Donoghue is co-author of Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (W.W. Norton, 1992).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877937036
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Chapter 1 Love 19
Chapter 2 Feelings 41
Chapter 3 Listening 63
Chapter 4 Needs 85
Chapter 5 Thoughts 107
Chapter 6 Meaning 119
Chapter 7 Images of Self and God 137
Chapter 8 Images of Jesus 153
Chapter 9 Authenticity 163
Bibliography 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2001

    Vibrant, Grounded, Sensible Christian Spirituality

    From the first captivating sentence to the moving, profound conclusion this book is packed with insights so fresh it sparkles with energy, yet so sensible you'll wonder why it was not expained long ago. The divinity of Jesus depicted here shines through human eyes, inviting the reader to actually believe that the same Godliness can shine through him or her. Paul Donoghue makes the case that we must first see more clearly just how Jesus models a full integration of psychological and spiritual wholeness and then suceeds beautifully to show how to pay attention to the life of Jesus in a way that produces practical, meaningful self-knowledge. I am very grateful for the appearance of this book.

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