Finding Jesus, Discovering Self

Passages to Healing and Wholeness

Caren Goldman, William Dols

Jan/2006, 176 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819221995



As we meet Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel narratives, we come face-to-face with our own deepest selves.

Finding Jesus, Discovering Self invites readers to see Jesus with new eyes and then explore, know, experience, and live questions about how 2000-year-old stories and events happen in the world and in our lives today. Each chapter focuses upon a passage from the Gospels. A narrative by one of the authors recalls a personal experience reflecting the ancient text. Questions to which there are no "right" answers offer multi-dimensional opportunities to explore the stories and wonder. Contemporary poetry and prose open new doors to meeting Jesus as a first century Jew and discovering creative, compelling, and challenging possibilities for one's own story, self, and relationship to God.

Written by a Jewish author and an Episcopal priest, Finding Jesus, Discovering Self is a perfect volume for personal reflection or group study, and a unique resource for the Lenten season.

Caren Goldman is an award-winning author, retreat leader, consultant, and journalist who specializes in writing about spirituality, psychology, health, religion, and the arts and humanities. Across the Threshold, Into the Questions: Discovering Jesus, Finding Self was cowritten with her husband, Ted Voorhees, an Episcopal priest and also a professional writer and retreat leader. She lives in Florida and North Carolina.

William Dols, an Episcopal priest, has his PhD in Biblical studies and psychology from Graduate Theological Union and University of California Berkeley. He is the author of Just Because It Didn't Happen: Sermons and Prayers As Story, creator and editor of the Bible Workbench, an acclaimed preacher, and a popular retreat and seminar leader. He lives in Virginia.

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