We live in a high-maintenance world - cars, homes, computers, and even relationships need continual attention. But what about our souls, the center of our selves where our passions, gifts, and individuality unite? Do we ever consider what it means to care for our souls? In a world where the quick fix and instant gratifications are many people's most immediate focus, author Steve Smith invites the reader to focus on what truly matters most - the lifelong process of nurturing our souls by focusing on relationships, spiritual and personal growth and healing, and living out God's purpose for our lives. Step off the hamster wheel of endless activity and purposeless action to find a deeper sense of self and spiritual transformation. Foreword by Dr. Gary Chapman.
Smith, a confessed former workaholic, introduces readers to the unique joy of
caring for the soul, which he says "contains the deepest part of who we are."
This founder of the Potter's Inn Ministry, which helps people experience soul
transformation, shares his wealth of knowledge about the soul in 92 brief
chapters presented in 13 sections that address issues such as soul identity,
soul formation and threats to the soul. Each chapter includes several
questions to help readers address their own soul struggles. Smith certainly
covers all the bases of the soul, but one wishes for more depth. Staccato
chapters whet the appetite for deeper exploration, but Smith moves on quickly
to new topics. The book, however, does bring important issues to light. He
speaks often of the need for those who believe in God to slow down; he urges
readers to use their senses to nurture the soul and highlights the importance
of companionship on the soul journey. Studying the soul, he says, "is an
incomparable journey to explore the depths and heights of the soul, for we
travel the contours of a holy land." (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business
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