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Why Am I Afraid to Love?: Overcoming Rejection and Indifference (John Powell Library) [Paperback]

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Item description for Why Am I Afraid to Love?: Overcoming Rejection and Indifference (John Powell Library) by John Powell...

There is a great capacity and desire to love and to be loved within each of us. Still, many people never know the exhilarating experience of human love because they fear rejection and indifference from others. All of us, to some extent, endure the agonies of loneliness, frustration, emotional and spiritual starvation. rather than expose a self that we imagine to be inadequate or ugly, we instinctively build walls to protect ourselves from the rejection we fear from others. in Why Am I Afraid to Love? John Powell teaches us how to tear down these walls and accept ourselves as we are-to learn self-understanding and self-acceptance, allowing us to overcome the fears that isolate us. Only after we overcome these fears and break down our walls will we realize our full potential for enjoying love and life.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas More Association
Pages   106
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1990
Publisher   Thomas More Association
Series  John Powell Library  
ISBN  0883473224  
ISBN13  9780883473221  

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Great for deepening relationships  Jan 8, 2008
My boyfriend and I both have this book and it has helped us to grow as a couple. We have grown closer and opened the door to deeper understanding. We understand each other more than ever and appreciated one another.
Admitted Child Abuser  Feb 26, 2007
November 17, 2005 - A settlement has been reached in connection with a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse. At least six adults claimed father John Powell abused them in the late 60's and 70's. No criminal charges were filed against Powell but the priest has admitted to the abuse.
--ABC News
Two of the former Chicago Jesuit priest John Powell's victims spoke out Thursday. Patrice Regnier says Father Powell -- a former Loyola University professor -- started abusing her when she was 12 years old. She just received a settlement.
"The idea people found from me speaking the truth that they could come out themselves and speak the truth is a good thing," said Patrice Regnier, victim of sexual abuse.
Diane Ruhl says she was abused at 17 years old by Father Powell on the Loyola campus when she was a student. She confronted him 30 years later by writing him. He responded and admitted to the abuse in his letters.
This is a Great Book  Jan 8, 2001
Loving other people without any intention is really difficult in ordinary life. Loving GOD without any intention is obviously be done by ordinary people, but loving other people without any intention is impossible. Even a couple that loving each other has intention in their feelings. That is human's nature and only the saints or prophets or priests can love each other without any intention. But on the other hand, this book seems like reminding and asking the ordinary people to love each other without any intention. Even Mr. Powell didn't mention the way to love the others without any intention, as long as human believe in GOD, some how human also can do loving like the saints or prophets or priests in the ordinary life. I believe in GOD and I believe that I could love the others without any intention. I know it is not easy... like a mission impossible, but there's no impossible things as long as human believe in GOD. Therefore, I guess it is time for all human beings to start loving each other without any intention in order to make this life more peaceful and harmony.
Contains good insights on love  Dec 14, 2000
The first, second, and last chapters of this book are great. The middle part is interesting, but one can take or leave it. Fr. Powell starts by speaking of love, and the problem of lack of love. He speaks of pain leading to selfishness.

The middle of his book is a lot of psychological development issues that I'm not sure belong in that book where they are. In the last chapter, Fr. Powell finally makes his point. We must forget ourselves and reach out to others. It is a lesson that I have never forgotten, but oh how hard to live it is.

A Must Own  Feb 11, 2000
This is a great book to aid one in their ability to love. Love is the most powerful, most healing, and simply the greatest thing in the world. This book is simply a great way to be able to spread the great love that we all have the potential to have.

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