Item description for Recovery Of Hope by John Lederach...
Overview What new is there to say about troubled marriages? "Recovery of Hope", once an experiment but now a respected program, has helped hundreds of couples discover and then face the causes of their tensions. This book is a collection of stories from more than 15 couples from across North America who have participated in "Recovery of Hope".
Publishers Description Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. Thatrsquo;ll test any mamarsquo;s strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musingspicking blueberries while watching for bears hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway moving into the ldquo;thousandstory houserdquo; enduring 15yearold Mattrsquo;s lecture on respect while captive in the car. Then there was the fourweek road trip which Dorcas says ldquo;My sisterinlaw warned me would be like putting your whole family in a bathroom and staying there for three days.rdquo; Dorcas and her husband Paul are purposeful parents. But they arenrsquo;t perfect. Dorcas wonders if their marriage can endure when she and Paul canrsquo;t ever figure out what gifts to give each other. She tries to navigate her mild daughterrsquo;s development into a very certain self wondering ldquo;When do I give in and when do I stand firmrdquo;There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voiceencouraging doubting entertaining but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly offstride and with disarming humility Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home ldquo;Often the things we donrsquo;t know we need come into our lives without knocking.rdquo;
Citations And Professional Reviews Recovery Of Hope by John Lederach has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 03/01/1992
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2013
Publisher Good Books
ISBN 1561480460 ISBN13 9781561480463