Item description for How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?: Setting Our Souls Free (An Explorefaith.Org Book) by Linda Douty...
Overview Douty offers practical strategies for letting go of the things that keep individuals from developing a stronger relationship with the Divine. This text is a rich resource for personal spiritual growth as well as for group study. Morehouse Publishing? Continuum Books?
Letting go isn't just saying good-bye to people, places, and things, as important as they may be. It's also about letting go of attitudes and ideas, such as perfectionism, resentment, worry, and judgmentalism-that keep us from growing in our relationships with God and others. Letting go is crucial to our spiritual and emotional health.
In How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?, Linda Douty examines a variety of letting-go struggles and offers ways to move on to a deeper spirituality. Weaving together her own experiences and the stories of others, she offers strategies for letting go of the things that keep us from a deeper relationship with the Divine. With practical suggestions and updated versions of spiritual classics such as lectio divina, plus questions for study and reflection, this book is a rich resource for personal spiritual growth as well as for group study.
Citations And Professional Reviews How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?: Setting Our Souls Free (An Explorefaith.Org Book) by Linda Douty has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 05/23/2005
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 75
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher STL/FAITHWORKS #617
Series Explorefaith.org Book
ISBN 0819221325 ISBN13 9780819221322
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Douty
Linda Douty, a leading speaker on the topics of meaningful aging, personal growth and spiritual formation, is author of How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I m Holding On? and How Can I See the Light When It s So Dark? She is a spiritual director, a contributor to Presence (the journal of Spiritual Directors International) and a dynamic retreat leader. She is on the faculty at the Academy for Spiritual Formation.
Reviews - What do customers think about How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know I'm Holding On?: Setting Our Souls Free (An Explorefaith.Org Book)?
Church Book Study Discussion Group Enjoys Book Mar 13, 2007
Our church book study group has read and discussed a large number of books in the last several years and this book provided the material to spark the deepest and most soul searching reading and discussion we have ever experienced. None of us being perfect, we found that all of the areas that the author explored were painful to many of us also. We appreciated that the end of the book gave concise guidelines on how to let go, and that the author was so painfully honest about the areas of her life she needed to let go.
Thought Provoking, Intelligent, Honest, Hopeful Nov 19, 2005
I agree with the previous reviewer. This book taught me so many things about how hanging on to past losses, failures, relationships, concepts and beliefs can be so unhealthy for us as human beings. Douty relates her own personal experiences as a way to help people feel they are not alone in these struggles. This book is very brave, honest account of how hanging on to the past can greatly impede our potential for peace and serenity in the present. This book was difficult for me to read at first because of the emotions involved and the extent to which I need to let go of so many things. But Douty comes out on the other side with lessons learned and a personal sense of inner peace that I aspire to every day. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is committed to travelling the sometimes frightening path to wholeness. This book will fill you with hope.
Inspiring Oct 5, 2005
Tremendous, compelling writing. I couldn't put it down. I could relate to so many of the stories in this book. It talks a lot about bettering your relationship with God, but it is about so much more than that. There's something in this book for virtually everyone.