The Gift of Pain

Why We Hurt and What We Can Do About It

Author: Paul Brand,Philip Yancey

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310363055

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can--it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence. The Gift of Pain looks at what pain is and why we need it. Together, the renowned surgeon and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on a gift that none of us want and none of us can do without.

The Gift of Suffering, Or, Meditations on the Mystery of Pain

Author: Bishop Herman S Hoffman

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9780371009741

Category: History

Page: 166

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

The Gift of Pain

Author: Barbara Altemus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth. Physical. Emotional. Mental. Spiritual. Pain comes in many forms, diligently avoided by most of us, even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives. But pain can—and should—be a catalyst for change, a doorway through which we travel on our journey from suffering to joy. In The Gift of Pain, author Barbara Altemus links her personal journey of discovery with parallel experiences of world-renowned visionaries, artists, healers, and peacemakers to explore and understand the nature of pain. By drawing on themes of pain—failure, loss, addiction, lack of community, and loss of homeland, among others—these contributors share their intensely personal times of darkness and how these experiences ultimately lead to spiritual awakening and even joy. Includes stories of transformation from: Isabel Allende • Butch Artichoker • Chief Arvol Looking Horse • Margaret Ayers • Rev. Michael Beckwith • Blaze Bonpane • Joan Borysenko • Barbara Brennan • Rickie Byars • Jack Canfield • Deepak Chopra • Larry Dossey • John Funmaker • Dick Gregory • Alaine Haubert • Goldie Hawn • Dr. Gerald Jampolsky • Rigoberta Menchu Tum • Dr. Roy Nakai • Kahu O Te Range • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi • Martin Sheen • Jana Shiloh • Steven Simon • Frieda Tomosoa • Iyanla Vanzant

The Gift of Pain

Author: Frederick W. Marks

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155322

Category: Pain

Page: 94

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Marks puts pain in its place. Few readers will come away from this series of meditations without feeling lighter and more optimistic in the face of life's challenges.

The Gift of Freedom

War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages

Author: Mimi Thi Nguyen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Mimi Thi Nguyen examines the self-interested claims of the United States to provide freedom to others, even as it does so by generating violence and displacement through overpowering warfare.

The Gift of Intuition

Author: Janeah Rose

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491713623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Drawing from the pages of her many private diaries and journals, Janeah Rose, an intuitive consultant and healer, shares stories of her life, her clients, and her gifts. Written with candour and humour, her memoirs start with her own tale. When she was a child, her family began to notice the young girl's innate intuitive abilities and wisely nurtured them. Janeah's story would be incomplete without the stories of the clients who have become friends over the years. Their gratitude inspires her own; she thanks each of these people who have shared their lives and loved ones with her. By inviting her into their private worlds, they have enriched hers as well. Throughout the years, she has helped them recognise the need to change their life path, sometimes with the support of loved ones who have passed over. Filled with true stories that are by turns uncanny, unbelievable, and heartwarming, Janeah's memoir explores metaphysics from all dimensions. Even in the midst of uncertainty, challenges, and obstacles, she has used her extraordinary gifts of intuition, visions, and spirit guides, along with her inner voice, to help people get back on track and on a path to discover their own purpose and gifts. With certainty, clarity, and hope, she explores how embracing such an unexpected path can empower anyone willing to take the journey to self-discovery.