God's Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind

by Dee Pennock
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Early reviewers have dubbed this book a "must read" for spiritual health and sanity.

God's Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind

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This book brings the reader together with holy physicians of the soul in ancient Christian Traditions, offering superbly clear examples of the patristic method of diagnosing and healing many disorders of the soul that are now being widely treated with brain-crippling drugs. The resounding lesson here, from physicians of the soul through the ages, is that we cannot cure afflictions of the immortal soul by drugging the short-lived mortal brain. Drugs can soothe, as anesthetics can temporarily block pain, notes the author. But the saintly witness presented here is that only God can heal the afflictions of the soul that are causing such widespread psychological distress throughout the world today. The author, a Stanford graduate and a veteran editor and author, worked at Harvard with Fr. Georges Florovsky. Early reviewers have dubbed this book a "must read" for spiritual health and sanity. Discussion questions have been added at the end of each chapter. 3rd printing.

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eBook Link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008G0ELU6
Author by Dee Pennock
ISBN# 9781933654348
Format Soft Cover
Dimensions 6" x 9"
Number of Pages 239
Illustrations No
Age Range Adult
Topic Christian Living & Spirituality, Church Year & Its Seasons
Christian Living & Spirituality Devotionals, Physical Wellness & Spirituality
Church & Worship Items No
Divine Liturgy No
Youth No
Orthodoxy & Other Faiths No
Sacraments No
Orthodox Church & Its Teachings No
Family No
Church Year & Its Seasons Preaching Aids
Saints No
Bible No

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God's Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have a Sound Mind

by Dee Pennock

Reviewed by Fr. Anthony Coniaris

    It was brought to my attention recently that a European psychiatrist arrived in Greece recently and was welcomed like a rock star. Thousands of people attended his lectures on how to live their lives. This demonstrates that people are thirsting for spiritual direction and renewal, but they don’t know where to look for it. They flock to secular psychologists and psychiatrists to find meaning for their lives. This demonstrates also that many people in Greece and elsewhere either ignore or deem irrelevant the rich psychological tradition of the Church Fathers and saints of the church. The result is that many often turn to self-professed atheists for counseling about their psyche.

    The book God's Path to Sanity by Dee Pennock was written to acquaint readers with the God-given physicians of the soul  through the ages. The author describes how their holy counselors (saints, and Church Fathers) describe the psychological symptoms of the illnesses of the soul and how they can be healed only through spiritual means—through counseling in the Holy Spirit, the marvelous restorative grace of the Holy Spirit, and repentance which melts into love, and a renewal of life, which nothing else can give.

    I highly recommend this book.

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