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Resources by David G. Benner

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Sacred Companions The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction

Sacred Companions The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction

by Larry Crabb and David G. Benner

ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist We need companions on our spiritual journey. The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism. Our churches often see spirituality as personal and private. But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness. We soon discover that… Read more…

Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

by David G. Benner and M. Basil Pennington

Bookwi.se's Favorite Books of the Year, Non-Fiction "Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love." In our self-reliant era, most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves. But surrender need not be seen… Read more…

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery
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The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery

by David G. Benner

In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-unde… Read more…

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery

by David G. Benner

"Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee." —Augustine Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you. Para… Read more…

Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model

Strategic Pastoral Counseling: A Short-Term Structured Model

by David G. PhD Benner and David G. Benner

Therapeutic counseling in a Christian context can be highly effective when it maintains narrowly focused goals in a time-limited setting. The details of this proven model of pastoral counseling are described in this practical guide. This second edition of Strategic Pastoral Counseling has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters. Benner inclu… Read more…

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness (Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources)

Understanding and Facilitating Forgiveness (Strategic Pastoral Counseling Resources)

by David G. PhD Benner, Robert Harvey, David G. Benner and Robert W Harvey

This practical book helps pastors and counselors present God's grace in healing and forgiveness issues, even when the one being counseled has built a wall around his or her heart out of bitterness or pain.… Read more…

Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God

Desiring God's Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God

by David G. Benner and Thomas H. Green

Most people think of God's will as something to be found or as the receiving of guidance from God when making decisions. Too often, however, the problem is not that we don't know what God desires for our lives, but rather that we just don't want to do what we already know he wants. How might our wills be changed so that we become both willing and… Read more…

Opening to God Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer

Opening to God Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer

by David G. Benner

Most Christians want to experience spiritual transformation. But many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. We find our praying burdened by a sense of obligation and failure. But prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Prayer is not just communication with God; it is communion… Read more…