A Hunger for Healing

The Twelve Steps as a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth

A Hunger for Healing

This series is designed for people, Christian and non-Christian, who feel some deep and persistent pain and discomfort, rather than only for those who are purely seeking a deeper knowledge of God.

Compelled to Control

Recovering Intimacy in Broken Relationships

Compelled to Control

this exciting book breaks new ground in identifying the major cause of relationship failure as the need to control — in marriages and families, with friends and within organizations. Compelled to Control reflects Miller’s sweeping knowledge as a thinker, a speakers and a writer. Going far beyond “how to control a controller,” Miller speaks from the perspective of experience and personal change. ”When a controller has the sense of life being out of control,” he says, “he or she reacts with an even stronger need to ‘get things under control’…usually with the negative result of alienating the people who matter the most.” Miller tackles this deeply denied, seemingly universal phenomenon with compassion and offers a way out of the dilemma. He tells who to approach broken relationships in new ways, leaving behind destructive patterns of perfectionism and self-justification. Keith miller is one of those rare writers who can combine intellectual acuity with deeply felt insight born of his own struggle for authenticity.Compelled to Control is an impressive contribution to the literature of recovery and personal change.

Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims

An Integrated Approach to Their Hunger for Healing

Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims

Using both qualitative and quantitative data and methodologies, Restorative Justice for Domestic Violence Victims illuminates the complex nature of intimate partner violence and of its victims' lives. In the process, Marilyn Fernandez makes a convincing case for introducing restorative justice principled programs in the domestic violence arena and pushes the boundaries of existing theoretical and service models for domestic violence.

Full Moon Feast

Food and the Hunger for Connection

Full Moon Feast

Full Moon Feast invites us to a table brimming with locally grown foods, radical wisdom, and communal nourishment. In Full Moon Feast, accomplished chef and passionate food activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and traditional cooking methods. The book follows the thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn. Each chapter includes recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors of foods tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons. Prentice decries our modern food culture: megafarms and factories, the chemically processed ghosts of real foods in our diets, and the suffering--physical, emotional, cultural, communal, and spiritual--born of a disconnect from our food sources. She laments the system that is poisoning our bodies and our communities. But Full Moon Feast is a celebration, not a dirge. Prentice has emerged from her own early struggles with food to offer health, nourishment, and fulfillment to her readers. She recounts her relationships with local farmers alongside ancient harvest legends and methods of food preparation from indigenous cultures around the world. Combining the radical nutrition of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, keen agri-political acumen, and a spiritual sensibility that draws from indigenous as well as Western traditions, Full Moon Feast is a call to reconnect to our food, our land, and each other.

Anointed to Heal

True Stories and Practical Insight for Praying for the Sick

Anointed to Heal

Practical Insight on Praying for the Sick from Two Bestselling Authors If you could sit down and talk privately with two world-renowned leaders in healing ministry--away from the spotlights, stages, and eager crowds--this is the conversation you would have! Bestselling authors Randy Clark and Bill Johnson witness the miraculous regularly and see thousands touched by God each year. Now, in a rare behind-the-scenes format, these close friends interview each other, sharing with you the heartbreaks and victories, the failures and successes, the personal and candid insights into their extraordinary journeys. With honesty and humor, Clark and Johnson reveal · how they first heard God's call · the hard-learned lessons that propelled them forward · the most amazing miracles each has witnessed · detailed strategies for more effective ministry · and much more These real-life reflections from two soldiers on the front lines of healing ministry will inspire your own obedience to God's voice, your deeper faith that God is at work, and your trust in his power to bring the answers you need.

Healing for Hearts and Homes

Healing for Hearts and Homes

Our world is reeling from wars, famine, and financial distress. People are suffering with loneliness, addictions, and abuse. Homes are broken and hearts are wounded. Where does one even begin to make a dent in the distress? It begins in the heart and the home. Healing comes to individuals who then affect their environment and promote change and further healing. There is hope and help. I know because I am one of the healed. Now I turn to offer the truths I gleaned through years of study and application. It is my hope and my goal to inspire you to personal changes which open the door of your heart to receive the healing God has for you with the potential to spill over with healing for your family and home. Mary Ellis has a master's degree from Liberty University. She is currently an intern as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas under the supervision of Lanelle Hanagriff, MA, LPC-S, FAPA. Mary is also an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. She has ministered to thousands at ladies' conferences, seminars, and marriage retreats. She is a former Texas Bible College instructor and continues to teach adults at her local church. She and her husband, Bob, have four grown children and nine grandchildren.

A Time for Healing

Dysfunctional Families: How They Mismanage to Get That Way, and What We Can Do to Break the Cycle of Abuse

A Time for Healing

Today, in real families, only a very small portion of the population comes from nurturing and supportive homes; most individuals have been products of dysfunctional families instead. In A Time for Healing, author Dr. David E. Morgan provides a study of a dysfunctional family and presents principles necessary for sustaining a healthy family unit. Through the interplay of the fictional, four-generation Gardner family, A Time for Healing illustrates some events that can cause a family to be dysfunctional, reveals the carnage left from the pain, and discusses how to eradicate it. The Gardners’ story shows how unhealthy family rules of behavior are passed down from parents to children and what a devastating effect this process has on families, relationships, organizational lives, and society. With ideas gleaned from more than forty years as an educator in the Chicago public schools, including both part-time and full time in higher education, Morgan shows how we can envision and create a better way forward and avoid the imperfections of family dysfunction in the future. A Time for Healing offers help for reclaiming the family by creating real, effective positive change. Cleaning up the family is about character, communication, forgiveness, healing, integrity, love, redemption, respect, understanding and the ownership of our acts.

Men's Secret Wars

Men's Secret Wars

The need to talk honestly about the real issues facing Christian men has never been greater. Though they may feel reluctant to seek help and embarrassed to admit it, many men are fighting secret wars against stress, burnout, unhealthy relationships, temptation, and sexuality. What many don't know, however, is that these battles can be won. This newly repackaged edition of Men's Secret Wars provides tested strategies for defeating the secrets that threaten men's private lives. Through the candid stories from the author and other men who have fought similar battles, readers will learn to recognize the "at risk" factors that precede the development of a secret life and will take comfort in the fact that they are not alone in their struggles. Includes new writing from the author, personal growth questions, and a leader's guide for small groups.

Facing Love Addiction - reissue

Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

Facing Love Addiction - reissue

A brilliant new guide to understanding the origins of codependence and the path to recovery by a nationally recognized authority on dependency and addiction. In this fresh new look at codependence, Pia Mellody traces the origins of this illness back to childhood, describing a whole range of emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and sexual abuses. Because of these earlier experiences, codependent adults often lack the skills necessary to lead mature lives and have satisfying relationships. Recovery from codependence comes from clearing up the toxic feelings left over from childhood and learning to reparent oneself by intervening on the adult symptoms of codependence. Central to Mellody's concept is the idea of the "precious child" that needs healing within each adult. She creates a framework for identifying codependent behavior and describes an effective approach to recovery that includes both therapy and self-help processes. Designed to be used with her new workbook for codependents, Breaking Free, this is a powerful tool for understanding the nature of codependence.