Item description for Empty Well Thirsty Heart: Finding Wholeness in a Barren Land by Mark Leonard...
Overview One of the saddest tragedies in life is a heart left barren, the child within us ignored, punished, and tormented, as we search continually, desperately, yet unsuccessfully, for fulfillment. ...the child within us tumbles aimlessly through an emotional desert, a loveless and barren wasteland of parched earth, dry streambeds, and empty wells, scrambling frantically for an oasis, a spring, or a pool-any source of water where we can drink our fill and satisfy our thirst. Nothing hurts like rejection. No pain equals the gut-wrenching agony of discovering that the well you've always relied on for the fresh waters of love and affirmation is simply empty. In many cases, the years pass and now you are as empty as the well you relied on, and the pain of that emptiness is being passed to yet another generation. You have spent years entertaining, performing, begging, playing out the dramas of life, all for the attention, the love, and the affirmation needed to fill that hole in your heart. Join Mark Leonard on an insightful journey based in part on his own life experience into the emotional desert of empty wells, through a season of self-discovery, and into the fertile, well-watered valley of wholeness and freedom.
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Studio: Legacy Publishers International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2005
Publisher LEGACY PUBLISHERS #882
ISBN 1880809761 ISBN13 9781880809761
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Leonard
Leonard earned his undergraduate degree in art conservation at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and subsequently received an M.A. in art history and a diploma in conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Empty Well Thirsty Heart: Finding Wholeness in a Barren Land?
Mental health professional's secret weapon...Empty wells Jan 8, 2006
I am a mental health professional and have used this book, excerpts from this book and the analogy "empty well" since the first time I read it in 2004. Mark writes with a sincerity that is moving and with such clarity that anyone can grasp the "empty well" concept and make it their own. I recommend this book to anyone who has had less than perfect relationships with their parents, family members, significant others or anyone else from whom you may have felt rejected or let down.
If you need healing, this is your book! Honestly, this book will be in my office and will be given to clients as long as I am in practice. Take my word for it...I have seen at least 50 clients who have sought fulfillment in drugs, alcohol, sex and various other self-destructive behaviors read this book and walk away with a better understanding of what their Empty Wells have been and what they're trying so desperately to find.
I couldn't put it down! Oct 25, 2005
Mark Leonard's book is the type of book that you can't just read one chapter....you are going to be led to read the entire book in one day. It's that good! I think that this book will explain a lot of people in your life that have "issues" - it is especially good if you have teens. You can share this book with them and they will get their self-esteem and confidence back. A great ministry tool. I loved it! I walked away understanding so much - it was inspiring and anointed.
When I read this book, I was moved into a place of journeying through my past life to find moments or seasons where I looked for people to acknowledge who I was as a person. The book awakened my spirit to abort all those negative memories where I looked for man's approval; replacing them with the stedfast trust in the Lord. I consider a book excellent when it is able to bring eternal healing to a wounded spirit because no money in the world can do that.
A Gift Sep 28, 2005
Reading Empty Well Thirsty Heart has been pivotal for me in reaching some very personal goals in my life. If you find yourself in similar cycles in relationships and in other areas of your life, I strongly suggest you take a moment and gain some incredible insight from this book. It will cause you to put a name to some of the broken areas and relationships in your life. It will also, I believe by the the Spirit of God direct you to where the changes need to be made to bring about healing and to take you out of a barren place not just with yourself but with those you love. Reading this book is a blessing not just because of what you will see in yourself, but you will be able to walk in wholeness and it will be a gift to everyone you come in contact with.
Empty Well, Thirsty Heart... Sep 28, 2005
I have never read a book that so changed my life. "Empty well, thirsty heart." Takes you on a journey trough life's rejections and struggles, to a true place of wholeness and stability. Pastor Mark truly hits the heart of every human's struggle. We all have a God-shaped hole in our heart and we all need Him (God) to fill it. If you have not read this book I strongly recommend it for you and anyone you know regardless of their religion or faith.