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All Shall Be Well
An Approach to Wellness
List Price: $22.00
PAPERBACK , 208 pages , 5.5 x 8.5
- Morehouse Publishing
- ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2374-6
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This relevant, timely, and substantive book addresses the CREDO approach to wellness.
Chapters explore the theology of wellness and identity, core values, creativity and passion, renewal, emotional health, spiritual practices, balance, transformation, and fitness.
It features a foreword by the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Models, perspectives, theories, and stories are provided by contributors who are involved with CREDO as faculty, researchers, or participants.
William S. Craddock, Jr.; the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee; the Very Rev. Michael J. Battle; Mathew L. Sheep, Ph.D.; the Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel; Glen E. Kreiner, Ph.D.; Patricia H. Murrell, Ph.D.; the Rev. Canon M. Renée Miller; the Rev. Canon Elizabeth R. Geitz; the Rev. Canon Hartshorn Murphy, Jr.; the Rev. Canon Scott Hayashi; the Rev. Dr. Joseph Stewart-Sicking.; the Rev. Dr. Sam A. Portaro, Jr.; the Rev. Dr. William J. Watson III; Phyllis T. Strupp; Elaine C. Hollensbe, Ph.D.; Barton T. Jones, and the Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
Initially formed in 2000, the mission of CREDO Institute, Inc. is to serve as a collaborative alliance providing resources for Episcopal leadership and wellness programs. Its broader purpose is to ensure the continued growth and vitality of God’s people by promoting the welfare and leadership of clergy and congregations.
William S. Craddock, Jr. is executive director of CREDO Institute. The chapter authors are CREDO faculty and university researchers. For more information, visit www.episcopalcredo.org.
"This book serves as both a refresher on the process of change and a foretaste of what may come from exploring the cycle of Identity, Discernment, Practice and Transformation. No matter where one begins the walk, All Shall Be Well is the journal of that journey, toward wellness."— Episcopal Life
For Immediate Release November 5, 2009
Contact: Bill Falvey, 917-373-8510, firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Book Captures Legendary Core Values of CREDO
Blog with Chapter Excerpts Launching Nov. 9 and Open to All
(New York, NY) – If you don’t have time for a retreat, make time for this book!
Over the course of a dozen years, CREDO has entered the lexicon of the Episcopal Church as a synonym for wellness.
As a benefit of the Church Pension Plan, the eight-day conferences for clergy—and recently, for lay church employees, too—introduced a deeper understanding of wellness into both the discernment and the exercise of ministry across the church.
With a recent extension into the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), growing interest from other mainline denominations including the United Methodist Church, plus refinement and continuous enhancement of an online resource center for developing and reinforcing patterns of healthy behavior and change, CREDO has developed into a comprehensive foundation for mental, physical, spiritual, and vocational well-being.
Now, with contributions by numerous CREDO faculty members, researchers and participants, Managing Director William Craddock, Jr. (editor) has joined with Morehouse Publishing to define this unique wellness program through a collection of essays that focuses on the CREDO four-point model for transformation and change:
All Shall Be Well: An Approach to Wellness
William Craddock, Jr., Editor • Foreword by Katharine Jefferts Schori
ISBN: 978-0-8192-2374-6 $20.00 Paper 192 pages 5.5 x 8.5
**Review copies, interviews, and excerpts available on request.**
“No longer do we think of wellness as merely the absence of illness, but rather the presence of an enriched blessing of all that God would have us become,” said Mr. Craddock. “This ‘retreat in a book’ serves as a refresher course for the 5,500 people who have experienced CREDO, plus is a substantial introduction for anyone preparing for a CREDO conference, or any form of vocational discernment.”
The essays address each person’s capacity to fully engage in healthy behaviors and practices that enrich and strengthen existential, physical, emotional, vocational, and spiritual health. With models, perspectives, theories, and stories, chapters explore the theology of wellness, identity, core values, creativity and passion, renewal, emotional health, spiritual practices, balance, transformation, and fitness. The new book also features a foreword by the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Blog with Free Chapter Excerpts and Discussion to Launch This Month
Beginning on Monday, November 9, CREDO will introduce a new wellness portal and All Shall Be Well blog through its Web site http://episcopalcredo.org. Highlighted over the initial two months will be each of the four themes on CREDO’s cycle of change: Identity, Discernment, Practice, and Transformation. A two-week focus on each theme will include free chapter postings from the book, selected reflections, comments, questions, and commentary, moderated by the respective contributors to All Shall Be Well, as follows:
November 15-30 Identity
“Values to Live By” by Robert R. Hansel
“Toward a Theology of Wellness” by Jeffrey D. Lee
December 1-15 Discernment
“A Life of Discernment” by M. Renee Miller
(Second contributor to be added)
December 15-31 Practice
“Practicing a Life of Prayer” by Sam Portaro
“Emotional Well-Being: Finding Joy that Is Complete” by Joe Stewart-Sicking
“Permanent Wealth: You CAN take it with You!” by Phyllis T. Strupp
January 1-15, 2010 Transformation
“The Alchemy of Effort and Grace” by Brian C. Taylor
“Fitness for God’s Mission” by Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
During each designated discussion period, corresponding chapters from All Shall Be Well may be sampled freely by current and former conference participants, faculty, and visitors, who are all encouraged to read and join in the discussion. Outside participation from all church professionals is welcomed, regardless of CREDO experience or faith.
More About CREDO: Initially formed in 2000, the mission of CREDO Institute, Inc. is to serve as a collaborative alliance providing resources and wellness programs for Episcopal leadership, primarily through CREDO conferences. The institute’s broader purpose is to ensure the continued growth and vitality of God’s people by promoting the welfare and leadership of clergy and congregations. CREDO has grown from a single conference in 1997 to 31 eight-day conferences. Its faculty is made up of 120 clergy and laity from across the country. For more information, visit www.episcopalcredo.org.
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