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Rising from the Ashes by Adolfo Quezada
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Studio: Catholic Book Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.01" Width: 5.03" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.12 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Catholic Book Publishing Company
ISBN 187871872X ISBN13 9781878718723
Availability 0 units.
More About Adolfo Quezada
Adolfo Quezada, a retired counselor and psychotherapist, has authored thirteen books on psycho-spiritual issues. He holds master's degrees in counseling and journalism from the University of Arizona. Quezada is married and has four children and five grandchildren. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Meaningful Words of Comfort and Wisdom Oct 19, 2005
I often rely on Adolfo Quezada's words of wisdom for myself and others, and his book, Rising From The Ashes is among the most concise, strong and grounded books to date that address the need for a new and deeper consciousness following the tragedies of September 11. As a trauma specialist, therapist and well-known author, he has a way of looking at life that gets to the bones.
He gets right to it in the preface, writing, "To be touched by God does not mean that our sadness is gone. We still encounter times of grief and trouble." Writing with streamlined clarity and depth, he realistically describes the emotion of feeling reduced to nomads wandering in the desert alone, without purpose, direction or understanding following terror. He talks about the falsity of kidding ourselves into thinking meaning can come by making a stronger effort or by praying harder and longer.
What he calls for is surrender into our sadness and remembering that it is God's nature to desire intimacy with us. Stripped of our externals that gratify, he explains that it is not within our power or human responsibility to generate spiritual movement. Ours is but to make ourselves quietly available to God, he writes, especially through the dark times when our hearts are breaking.
He writes of the gift of community support, the serious time of grieving alone and psyche's need for solitude, safety of thoughts and revelations where we learn to `dream new dreams and potential is unveiled.' When we grieve, Quezada teaches that our pain requires three things: our attention, our understanding and our compassion. A wise book brimming with enlightening thoughts, Rising From the Ashes teaches us the difference between spiritual joy and secular happiness. By being open, available and receptive to God, Quezada inspires us to embrace our vulnerability, ground ourselves in integrity and ascend the ashes of our losses through a deepened faith and place of being. This small but compelling book marks another important addition to the body of Quezada's accomplished works, written by an author who is known for his compassionate voice and depth.