The Healing Power of Psalms: Renewal, Hope and Acceptance from the World's Most Beloved Ancient Verses

The Healing Power of Psalms: Renewal, Hope and Acceptance from the World's Most Beloved Ancient Verses

by Samuel Chiel, Henry Dreher

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For generations, the Book of Psalms has been a source of comfort for those ill or grieving. Now in paperback for the first time, The Healing Power of Psalms identifies how fifteen Psalms provide strength and encouragement for when you are faced with times of loneliness, fear, death, guilt, and more. The Healing Power of Psalms captures the Psalms' themes of compassion and mercy and how they can have a dramatic healing effect on the mind, spirit, and sometimes even the body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940408
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 770,203
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Samuel Chiel is a widely respected rabbi and educator, a former United States Army chaplain, and a leader in interfaith relations. For 27 years, he served as the spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel, the largest Jewish congregation in New England. The author of five books, he was the program editor of NBC'sEternal Light for several years. Rabbi Chiel and his wife, Janet, live in Newton, Massachusetts. Henry Dreher is an accomplished health writer and author of seven books, including Healing Mind and Healing Mind, Healthy Women, which he coauthored with world-renowned psychologist Alice Domar, PhD. Dreher lives in New York City with his wife, Deborah Chiel.

Table of Contents

Authors' Note     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     3
Prayers for Healing
To Receive Our Prayers for Healing: Psalm 6     37
To Restore Our Souls: Psalm 23     49
To Find Our Way Back to Wellness: Psalm 30     61
To Heal through Confession: Psalm 32     71
To Honor the Spirit in the Body: Psalm 139     79
Spiritual Coping
To Let Our Hearts Take Courage: Psalm 27     91
To Ease Shame and Sorrow: Psalm 31     103
To Mend Our Broken Hearts: Psalm 34     117
To Treasure Each Day: Psalm 90     133
To Recognize the God of Compassion: Psalm 103     145
Acceptance and Recovery
To Share Our Burdens with God: Psalm 68     157
To Forge Health and Healing as We Age: Psalm 71     169
To Affirm and Celebrate Life: Psalm 118     183
To Place Our Trust in God's Safekeeping: Psalm 121     193
To Reap Joy from Crisis: Psalm 126     203
Acknowledgments     211

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