Running for Recovery: Marathons of the Body, Mind, Spirit

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WestBow Press, Nov 27, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 404 pages
In a physical marathon, the wall shows up about mile twenty or twenty-one; when this happens, mind and body shake hands to say we quit. Thats where most runners will shut down, unless they reach down into their identity as spirit. To the question Who am I; what is my identity? Gods answer is I am spirit; I have a mind; and I live in a body. So, to break through the wall requires a hierarchy of spirit over mind over body. Gods Word will address our spirit when mind and body are out of it, thereby setting Word over spirit over mind over body to keep the feet moving. Project this to other marathons: mental, spiritual, emotional, interpersonal, occupational, financial, etc. Bottom line: Can the reader finish the book, put it down, and say: Wow, look what Gods Word performed; I want to be in the Word; I want the Word to be in me? The closer the reader comes to Gods Word, the closer they come to Him (John 1:14). The Word will have become sent out (Isaiah 55:1011), active and alive (Hebrews 4:12), watched over and performed (Jeremiah 1:12) in their lives!

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Arthur Coffey has served as a parish pastor for fifteen years, an Army chaplain for twenty-three years, and aVeteransAffairsMedicalCenterchaplain for twelve years. He was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, and the Humanitarian Aid tour toGuatemala.

Coffey is the recipient of the Witherspoon Award for “most creative use of Scripture,” presented by the National Bible Association and the Armed Forces Chief of Chaplains.

He is also the recipient of a Veterans Affairs National Chaplain of the Month award for “outstanding service in the promotion of the Bible in ministry, healing and research.”

In addition, Coffey presented his Alzheimer’s research, centered on Scripture, at the Mayo Clinic, where it was voted the most outstanding of those presented and declared to be “pioneer research” because no other known research had ever used Scripture as the independent variable.

Coffey earned a doctorate in “wholistic” health care, awarded by Lutheran Theological Seminary. The exam committee proclaimed him to be the best they had seen in the field.

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