Reciprocating Self by Jack O Balswick
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Reciprocating Self
By Jack O Balswick

The Reciprocating Self

An Invitation to the Puritan Classics

By (author) See other recent books by Jack O Balswick See other recent books by Pamela Ebstyne King See other recent books by Kevin S Reimer
Format: Paperback / softback

Normal Price: $59.84
Your Price: $53.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.98! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.69 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Reciprocating Self by Jack O Balswick

Book Description

On the basis of a theologically grounded understanding of the nature of persons and the self, Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King and Kevin S. Reimer present a model of human development that ranges across all of life's stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, elder adulthood. They do this by drawing on a biblical model of relationality, where the created goal or purpose of human development is to become a reciprocating self--fully and securely related to others and to God. Along the way, they provide a context for understanding individual development issues--concerns, tensions, worries or crises encountered by the self in the context of change. Awareness of these issues is most pronounced at developmental transitional points: learning to talk and walk, beginning to eat unassisted, going to school, developing secondary sexual physical features, leaving home, obtaining full-time employment, becoming engaged and then married, having a child for the first time, parenting an adolescent, watching children move away from home, retiring, experiencing decline in physical and mental health, and, finally, facing imminent death. Throughout, Balswick, King and Reimer contend that, since God has created human beings for relationship, to be a self in reciprocating relationships is of major importance in negotiating these developmental issues. Critically engaging social science research and theory, The Reciprocating Self offers an integrated approach that provides insight helpful to college and seminary students as well as those serving in the helping professions. Those preparing for or currently engaged in Christian ministry will be especially rewarded by the in-depth discussion of the implications for moral and faith development nurtured in the context of the life of the church.

Buy Reciprocating Self book by Jack O Balswick from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780830827930
ISBN-10: 0830827935
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 154mm x 24mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: Inter-Varsity Press,US
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Jack O Balswick

Reciprocating Self by Jack O Balswick Reciprocating Self, Paperback / softback (August 2016)

Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King and Kevin S. Reimer present a model of human development that ranges across all of life's stages. This revised second edition engages new research from evolutionary psychology, developmental neuroscience and positive psychology.

Family by Jack O Balswick Family, Paperback / softback (May 2014)

The fourth edition of this proven resource discusses current family-related issues and has been refined to reflect teaching practices for the contemporary classroom.

» View all books by Jack O Balswick

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Reciprocating Self book by Jack O Balswick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jack O Balswick close
Reciprocating Self by Jack O Balswick
Family by Jack O Balswick
»
Recent books by Pamela Ebstyne King close
Reciprocating Self by Pamela Ebstyne King
Exemplar Methods and Research: Strategies for Investigation by Pamela Ebstyne King
Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence by Pamela Ebstyne King
»
Recent books by Kevin S Reimer close
Reciprocating Self by Kevin S Reimer
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close