“Best Spiritual Book 2011”
“A joy to read.” – Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul.
Explore humankind’s timeless, universal and deeply spiritual desire to reunite with people, places and things for the sake of healing and wholeness. Whether we wander far from home or reminisce from our favorite armchair, people of all faiths or none whatsoever undertake journeys to remember and restore the missing pieces of our stories, psyches and souls.
“In a word – WONDERFUL!” -Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, My Grandfather’s Blessings
Easy to use in a variety of ways, Healing Words is complementary medicine for the mind, body, and spirit that has a history of proven efficacy for people of all faiths on their journeys to healing and wholeness. Every two-page spread is a chapter headlined by one of 101 words that relate to healing the mind, body, and spirit as a process or event. The word is followed by a definition, a personal reflection or a story that relates to the healing power of the word, quotes, and an affirmation for the reader to use on his or her healing journey. The quotes include contemporary excerpts as well as words from the sages, plus proverbs, psalms, and more.
“A rich resource for any who seek to understand their own life-journey more fully and deeply.” – Marcus Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and The Heart of Christianity
“Offers courageous, poetic, and profound understanding of humanity’s brokenness and isolation, and our potentials for healing and wholeness.” – Amy-Jill Levine, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion
As we meet Jesus in the Gospel narratives, we come face to face with our own deepest selves. As we meet Jesus in the Gospel narratives, we come face to face with our own deepest selves.
“The trouble with Jesus is that he refuses to stay where you put him. Just when you thought he was safely confined to the pages of Scripture, Goldman and Voorhees have gone and let him out” – Rev. Anne Robertson, Executive Director, Massachusetts Bible Society
“See the encounters of Jesus life as windows into possibilities for yours. Accept the invitation to go or strive to go through the narrow door. Choose between life and fear, for the unengaged life is truly not worth living, and has no possibility of salvation or abundance.” –Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church USA