The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life

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WATERBROOK Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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Don't Waste Your Pain

None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we've been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over it"? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?

If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and relationships inflict, our pain will be wasted; it will numb us or destroy us. But suffering doesn't have to mangle our hearts and rob us of joy. It can, instead, lead us to life--if we know the path to healing.

Healing is not the resolution of our past; it is the use of our past to draw us into deeper relationship with God and his purposes for our lives. If you're ready to shape a future characterized by love, service, and joy, now is the time to step out onto The Healing Path.

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The Healing Path is more than just the title of this book. Allender combines deep spiritual truths with the real suffering and pain we face, leaving the reader with a sincere vision of hope! Read full review

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This book impacted my life. I invited a handful of guys to read it with me, along with the accompanying manual. These were all guys who, like me, had experienced some sort of childhood trauma. A ... Read full review


The Healing Path
Embracing Life
Exposing the Intentions of Evil
Chapter S Powerlessness and the Loss of Hope
Ambivalence and the Loss of Love
The Allure of Redemption
The Xager of Faith
Chapter IO Living a Radical Life
Inviting Others to Live 21 I
Creating a Community of Sojourners

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Dan B. Allender, Ph.D., is the President of Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years, then was a professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver. Dr. Allender is the author of The Wounded Heart and has co-authored two books with Dr. Larry Crabb: Encouragement: The Key to Caring and Hope for the Hurting. With Dr. Tremper Longman he has co-authored four books: Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies, and Bold Purpose.

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