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Healing as a Sacred Path: A Story of Personal, Medical, and Spiritual Transformation

Many people may be only dimly aware of the profound changes taking place in the medical establishment. In an appealing narrative style, Bob Keck offers a personal and social history of the transformation of medicine from being totally materialistic and mechanistic to becoming comprehensive, holistic, and integrated. He provides scientific data and a rational basis for accepting the irrational, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the healing process. Although the book is aimed primarily at the individual, religious communities as a whole could profit from paying attention to what Keck has to say about developing an appreciation of the sacred in the quest for physical health (James R. Adams, TCPC)

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice and The Arts & Culture. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Healing the Sexually Abused Heart: A Workbook for Survivors, Thrivers, and Supporters

Don’t let abuse dominate your life or the life of someone you know!  If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, this workbook is your key to a new life.  Written by survivors themseves, it offers you insight and resources that can lead to your recovery and healing.

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Remedial Christianity: What Every Believer Should Know about the Faith but Probably Doesn

“Not only have my incoming students exhibited little sense of what it means to assert that Christians are historically monotheists (as opposed, say, to deists, pantheists, or monists), but their initial comments about God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit (much less the Trinity) have been so vague and superficial (and often purely sentimental) as to reflect little real understanding. Consequently, any profession of faith that my students might make or notion of salvation that they might harbor is groundless, free-floating, and without context — theological, existential, psychological, or sociological.”

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Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally

Like his earlier book, this one is written for lay people whose faith has been frustrated by their misapprehension that fundamentalism’s claim to be the one true faith is valid. Borg, a professor of religion at Oregon State University, describes an alternative to fundamentalists’ so-called “literal” readings of scripture. (He believes that such “literal-factual” readings do not live up to that description, and that the limitations of such readings have alienated many people who would otherwise remain part of the church.) Borg calls his alternative “historical-metaphorical” reading, a way of “taking the Bible seriously without taking it literally.” Study guide available, by FaithFutures.

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Grace: A Memoir

Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Flying to Tombstone

“…leads [the reader] into the complexities of ordinary people dealing with the big issues of life: love, sex, religion, politics, grief, death, and the call of justice in the life of faith. An exciting addition to religious fiction.” – Marcus Borg

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir

Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Loose Change

from Jim Dollar

LooseChange is a collection of reflections on life and the spiritual process that have appeared in ESP Magazine, a newsstand weekly published by the High Point Enterprise.

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Memoirs of the Soul: Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide gently leads writers from accessible subjects into the heart of meaningful experiences. This easy-to-follow process produces profound, polished memoirs. For both classrooms and individuals.

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books and Interfaith.
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