Fire in the Soul by Joan Z. Borysenko
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Fire in the Soul
By Joan Z. Borysenko

Fire in the Soul

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Fire in the Soul by Joan Z. Borysenko

Book Description

The author of the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind reveals the power of spiritual optimism: a philosophy that sees life crises as opportunities for personal growth and spiritual transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780446670159
ISBN-10: 0446670154
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 8-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Journey in the Moon Balloon by Joan Z. Borysenko Journey in the Moon Balloon, Hardback (March 2015)

The Moon Balloon(R) is here to take you on a journey through your feelings and help you let go of your worrying thoughts. With full colour illustrations, this updated and expanded edition has brand new activities to accompany the interactive story, helping children to explore and cope with their emotions.

Plantplus Diet Solution by Joan Z. Borysenko Plantplus Diet Solution, Paperback (September 2014)

Increase your metabolism with a plant-based diet to prevent, improve or cure heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and the epidemic of chronic illnesses. This book provides easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of the scientific information that you need in order to discover the precise diet required for your body to thrive.

It's Not the End of the World by Joan Z. Borysenko It's Not the End of the World, Hardback (October 2009)

We all know resilient people who bounce back from hardship and create their best lives. That's the promise of change. Other people stress out and melt down. That's the danger in times of change. The good news is that resilience isn't a genetic gift for the lucky few. This book helps you step into a bold future that works for us all.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » More well-meaning New Age psychopop from the author of Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson (1990), etc. According to psychologist Borysenko, who tends to gush, her "soul has burned with the question why" - specifically, why does God allow suffering? The answer is found in this, as she puts it, "extraordinarily special" book that offers a "new and much needed psychology" of healing - new, that is, if one has never cracked open a self-help book or watched Oprah, Phil, or Sally. Borysenko's basic premise is, in fact, as old as the hills: that suffering is "an opportunity for soul growth." She tries valiantly to situate this idea in world religious thought, but she constantly mangles her sources - for instance, repeatedly misreading John of the Cross's "dark night of the soul,"which refers to an aridity that comes in advanced stages of contemplation, as equivalent to psychological disorders (in Borysenko's own case, a childhood bout with compulsive-obsessive disorder). On the other hand, Borysenko does know her transpersonal psychology, and the book teems with condensations of the ideas of Larry Dossey, John Bradshaw, Stanislav Grof, et al., as well as innumerable plugs for Borysenko's earlier volumes. Despite minor differences, all these writers broadcast the same idea: that spiritual growth is possible but takes effort, including the overcoming of fear, addiction, and other deep-seated traumas. As for methodology, Borysenko seems fond of women's confessional groups, men's drumming groups, and, above all, past-life therapy (we travel back to medieval Britain, among other locales). She's keen on meditation as well, and offers a watered-down, de-Christian-ized version of centering prayer, and a watered-down, de-Buddhist-ized version of walking meditation. This fire in the soul may warm already converted New Agers, but most others will find it wan comfort indeed. (Kirkus Reviews)


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