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Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World

Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World

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Overview

The suffering that brings you to despair and even desperation can—with healing—become a source of hope, purpose and blessing.

Are you:
Feeling anxious?
Feeling depressed because of the loss of health, a relationship or a job?
Grieving the loss of a loved one?
Grieving loss by a suicide?
Feeling hopeless?
Concerned about a friend who has suicidal thoughts?

This wise and helpful guide explores the nature of personal suffering and brokenness and the potential for personal crisis as a source of strength and renewal instead of despair and death. Examining the personal journeys of biblical and historical figures such as Moses, Maimonides, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Buber—as well as the author's own personal experience with despair—it looks at brokenness as an inescapable element of the human condition. It traces the path of suffering from despair to depression to desperation to the turning point—healing—when first-hand knowledge of suffering can be transformed into blessing.



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ISBN-13: 9781580234368
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz is the author of Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World and Does the Soul Survive? A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose (both Jewish Lights). A spiritual leader and scholar specializing in topics of spirituality and Judaism, he teaches, writes and speaks to a wide range of audiences. He has served as the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel in Tustin, California, for more than a decade and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee of Law and Standards.


Erica Shapiro Taylor is a volunteer with Tarbut V'Torah Day School and a court appointed special advocate.


Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD, a psychiatrist, rabbi and frequent lecturer on a broad range of topics including spirituality and self-esteem, is author of over fifty books, including Happiness and the Human Spirit: The Spirituality of Becoming the Best You Can Be; A Formula for Proper Living: Practical Lessons from Life and Torah (both Jewish Lights); Waking Up Just in Time; The Spiritual Self and Getting Up When You're Down. He is the founder and medical director emeritus of Gateway Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.abrahamtwerski.com.

Table of Contents

This Book Is For You If ...
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Tools for Perspective
One: A Shattered Vessel
Tools for Transformation
Two: Bitter Darkness
Tools for Gratitude
Three: Forgiving the Lost Soul
Tools for Forgiving
Four: A Healed World
Tools for Healing
Five: You Shall Be a Blessing
Tools for Becoming a Blessing

Practical Guidance Distilled: Checklists for Specific Areas of Concern
Notes

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