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Losers Loners And Rebels$26.00Add to cart
The early years of adolescence are a tumultuous time, full of challenges and opportunities that can shape one’s whole life. In recent years several books have analyzed this period of life for girls, but this is the first book that investigates that interior life of boys as they develop their sense of self and begin the spiritual journey that will carry them throughout their lives.
The authors contend that adolescent boys often experience themselves at various times as losers, loners and rebels. As self-defined losers, boys begin to realize self-awareness; as loners they begin to understand their own relatedness to the larger world; as rebels they gain as sense of self-sufficiency. Through these common experiences of life, boys gain self-awareness, self transcendence, and self-sufficiency, concepts that take root in the spirituality that will last their lifetime.
Men And Their Religion$17.00Add to cart
Are men more or less religious than women, and in what way? In Men and Their Religion, Donald Capps brings to life men’s engagement with religion and provides insights into the rapid rise of men’s religious organizations such as Promise Keepers.
Capps says that men are just as religious as women, but in a different way. The religiousness of men is rooted in a deep sense of melancholy, a sense originating when they are small boys separating emotionally from their mothers. Fathers also play a part in the religious development of men. The Judaeo-Christian tradition, Capps argues, requires the sacrifice of father-son love because the Father God is a jealous God, allowing no rivals. So for boys, the hoped-for attachment to their fathers never happens.
As a result of this loss, the religion of men takes three forms: the religion of honor, the religion of hope, and the religion of humor. Capps uses two case studies to show the ways in which men with religious melancholia may develop a compensating religion of honor on one hand and a religion of hope on the other. Finally, religious melancholy can be countered through humor, and Capps concludes that if men had their way there would be more humor in religion and humor would be recognized as religious.
Childs Song$38.00Add to cart
This book is about reconciliation and the healing of the child self–“the mutilated soul”–that all adults carry within themselves. Using the biblical image of the Garden, the author draws from the same biblical tradition that has contributed to the physical and emotional abuse of children to envision and initiate the healing process.