Beginning with his family's tragic journey through grief following the death of his newborn daughter, O'Donnell draws parallels between the story of Dorothy's journey through Oz and the "wizards" of modern society (status, success, money, power, and prestige) that seek to make us forget that "there's no place like home."
|Publisher:||Abilene Christian University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||The Oz Syndrome||15|
|1||Dorothy and Her Three Companions in Oz||17|
|2||The Wizard of Oz||29|
|3||Dorothy Goes Home||39|
|Part 2||The Obstacles of Oz: The Problem||45|
|4||The Spirits of Oz||47|
|5||Families in Trouble||63|
|Part 3||The Values of Home and Family: What We Need||87|
|7||The Joys of Basic Values||98|
|8||A Kindly Philosophy: Values Learned from Oz||107|
|9||Death and Loss: Discovering a Home in God||135|
|Part 4||Working Through the Trials of Oz: How We Get Contentment||157|
|10||God's Way is in Twisters: Prescriptions for the Restless Heart||159|
|12||Community & Accountability: Showing Others the Way Back Home||197|
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The Oz Syndrome: Finding Contentment in Your Family based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I guess I didn't think I was going to like it when a friend handed me a copy. Boy, was I ever wrong. If you can read the introduction without weeping, you've got no heart to speak of....Powerful stories and useful information on how to have a better home life.