Item description for Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul by J. Lebron McBride...
Overview Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul represents a loving cross-section of aid from the fields of pastoral theology, psychology, and health care. Christians and non-Christians alike will benefit from its frank approach to aiding troubled souls through the tough times of belief transition, loss of faith, and potentially damaging extremes in living and thinking.
Publishers Description It's no revelation that in today's world many people suffer from some form of spiritual crisis. But, fortunately, there is hope. In Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul, you?ll discover how you can reverse the impact of spiritual crisis and apply healing balm to the traumatized soul. A comprehensive, real-life approach to spiritual care, it gives you the understanding necessary to put a lid on the daily chaos that seeks to destroy those whose lives have been shattered by tragedy, terror, and disillusionment.Written from the perspective of a compassionate professional who has navigated the dark and turbulent waters of his own spiritual crises, Spiritual Crisis represents a loving cross-section of aid from the fields of pastoral theology, psychology, and health care. Christians and non-Christians alike will benefit from its frank approach to aiding troubled souls through the tough times of belief transition, loss of faith, and potentially damaging extremes in living and thinking. Specifically, you?ll read about: understanding the effects and roots of spiritual crisis and trauma coping with loss counteracting disillusionment with the church negotiating belief transitions dealing with religious burnout intervening in denominational identity crisesOftentimes, it's hard to know what will make a loved one survive or succumb to the impact of seemingly insurmountable personal emergencies. However, this book is a "call to care" that will enable you to help others turn back the tide of debilitating hardship in their lives and restore the tempering unity of mind and body. Whether you?re a beginning pastoral counselor, a marriage and family therapist, or friend of a troubled loved one, Spiritual Crisis will show you and those you work with how to turn crisis into care.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 26, 1998
ISBN 0789004607 ISBN13 9780789004604
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More About J. Lebron McBride
McBride is an ordained minister in The Christian Church. He is Coordinator of Behavioral Medicine at Atlanta Medical Center Family Practice Residency and Associate Professor at Mercer University School of Medicine. His PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy.
J. Lebron McBride currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
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Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul Aug 31, 2007
No matter who you are, what faith you adhere to, what your income level, or how pious you believe you are, sometimes bad things happen. The nature of living as a human being is that our lives are filled with experiences, change, and growth. Sometimes we perceive these new situations as positive or as just requiring a little time or effort to adjust to the newness. However, the majority of us have experienced something more dramatic, a death of a loved one, a terrible mistake, illness, loss of a job, victimization, divorce, or something else that shook our world to the core and made us question who we were and what we believed. We were in crisis.
Often, I think that when we experience a trauma, we assume that we should just deal with the situation and move on. We belittle ourselves by saying that so and so got through a similar situation without any trouble. The truth is that we all experience things differently and more often than not that other person is just hiding his or her issues. Pushing through trauma, trying to pretend that everything is fine, or beating yourself up isn't going to help the problem. The only real way to get through a crisis is to understand and work through the real problem at hand, the fact that this new situation requires new adaptations that may even require a completely different way of thinking or different foundational beliefs.
Spiritual Crisis educates both the counselor and the average person going through crisis. Both will find this book extremely useful. I personally wish that all hospitals, schools, police stations, and places of worship would hand a copy of Spiritual Crisis to everyone that walks through their doors.