Dismantling the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Within So Love Can Thrive: Learning to Renew the Mind and Heart

Dismantling the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Within So Love Can Thrive: Learning to Renew the Mind and Heart

by Rene Nestor Lafaut


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This book describes a method on how to transform the mind and heart of a person in a way that is loyal to Jesus and the Christian Scriptures. It is done through confession and repentance that involves strategic prayer to God with the help of understanding the many connections between: hurts, fear, pride, selfish love, compulsive-laziness, compulsive-indulgence, coveting, judgments, and selfishness; along with one's visible sins (These connections form a structure called "the tree of knowledge of good and evil" within which has invisibly dominated humanity since the Garden of Eden). And, then to renew one's mind and actions with virtues (in the exact places where we have given up the vices) with wholesome and sober truth-based thinking and believing through Jesus' grace. The process of change is observably gradual. So if you struggle with any of the following negative attitudes such as jealousy, conceit, self-pity, unkindness, and meanness; and you find yourself trampling over people's feelings and boundaries in unhealthy ways. Are short tempered or are often judgmental towards people in the name of truth, or you use angry pressure to motivate yourself more than coming from a caring and compassionate place. If you don't have many warm relationships because of the walls you have erected over time within yourself. If you see the world in a me or us "versus" them mentality. Are rule focused, more than love focused, seek pleasure more than what is healthy physically and spiritually, or feel more like a thorny bush than a life-giving stream in how you relate to those people you meet daily, then this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978187153
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Series: Learning to Love , #2
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

I immigrated from South Africa to Canada in 1976 with my parents and siblings. I attained two university degrees at the U of A in Alberta before becoming ill with schizophrenia in 1992. This mental illness became what Saint John of Cross describes as the Dark Night of the Soul. Through it I was forced to deal with my many character flaws, compulsions, and addictions; and ugly and immature relating styles. Out of this suffering/ struggle I have written books about change: "Dismantling the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Within So Love Can Thrive", and "Expanding the Twelve-Steps"; I've also written one on the three virtues called "Exploring Faith, Hope, and Love", and one called "Exploring Humility and Pride".
I am currently employed at a shelter in Vancouver, BC.

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