Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart

Broken Gods: Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart

by Greg K. Popcak Ph.D.

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Overview

 
"You are gods."

Blasphemy? No, those mysterious words, spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John and alluded to in Psalm 82, point to a holy longing deep in our hearts that tells each of us that we were created for more.
 
“Imagine that you were to wake up tomorrow to discover that, by some miracle, you had become a god overnight,” writes Dr. Gregory Popcak.  “Not THE God—omnipresent, all-knowing, all-powerful—but a god in the classic sense. That is to say, you woke to find that you were perfect, immortal, utterly confident in who you are, where you were going in life, and how you were going to get there. It might seem ridiculous to consider at first, but allow yourself to imagine this truly miraculous transformation.  What would it be like to live without fear? How would it feel to be completely at peace with yourself and the people in your life? Imagine what it would be like to be able to resolve—once and for all—the tension that currently exists between all your competing feelings, impulses, desires, and demands. What would change in your life as a result of your having become that sort of divinely actualized person?”
 
Bold questions are in need of bold answers. And in Broken Gods, a work that is both practical and inspirational, Dr. Greg explores what our deepest desires--and even our darkest desires-- tell us about our ultimate destiny and reveals a commonsense approach to fulfilling our true purpose in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804141154
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 534,862
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gregory Popcak, an adjunct professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, is the author of over 20 books and programs and an internationally recognized expert in Catholic pastoral counseling. He has degrees in psychology and theology, as well as a master's degree in clinical social work and a Ph.D. in human services. He is the host of More2Life Radio, heard on over forty stations around the country. Dr. Popcak's blog, Faith on the Couch, can be found at Patheos.com. He is an in-demand guest on both Catholic and secular radio and television programs and his work has been featured in the LA Times, The Washington Post,  Fox News, US News and World Report, NPR's Here & Now, OSV Newsweekly, and many other media outlets. Please visit him at  online www.CatholicCounselors.com

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