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A Christian Approach to Overcoming Disability

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Zusammenfassung Learn how faith and psychological insight can combine to help Christians overcome physical disabilities! After bei... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung Learn how faith and psychological insight can combine to help Christians overcome physical disabilities! After being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa! Dr. Elaine Leong Eng! author of ?Martha! Martha?: How Christians Worry! knew she had to make important life changes. This genetic disease would soon cause her eyesight to fail. Her impending blindness meant that she would no longer be able to practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist. Her family life would never be the same! nor would her self-image. A Christian Approach to Overcoming Disability: A Doctor's Story is the poignant and inspiring story of Dr. Engs ultimately triumphant struggle with an untreatable illness and a life-changing disability. Once I heard the diagnosis! I knew it was Gods way of granting my prayer to be a full-time mom to my babies. God had prepared my heart to accept this news. This so-called ?tragedy? in my life was very much for the good. I had the chance to ?see? and care for my children during those precious young years. To play with them! sing songs! teach them! feed them! and do all those wonderful mothering things that many take for granted. And now that they are grown! I can see in my minds eye all those great images and memories. I enjoyed motherhood so much that I would not have changed my life in any way if given the chance. This autobiographical book articulates the challenges faced by the blind and offers faith-based and psychological techniques for coping with disability. It highlights dozens of Scriptural passages that can provide an important foundation for coping! and draws upon Dr. Engs experience as a psychiatrist to identify important issues and feelings about blindness and its psychological and emotional impact on every aspect of life. In this insightful book! youll find: firsthand information about the experience of becoming disabled! and about living with! even celebrating! that disability and the new opportunities it presents insight about what family! friends! students! and colleagues go through when someone close to them becomes disabled biblical references that demonstrate the importance of God in meeting physical challenges important scriptural foundations for coping practical techniques for coping with disability?from both religious and psychological perspectives advice on overcoming the feeling of being ?damaged goods? and other problems of self-esteem common to the disabled A Christian Approach to Overcoming Disability will inspire you with its message of hope. It offers insights about finding inner peace no matter what hand life has dealt you and making the most of whatever God has planned for your life. Anyone who knows a Christian who has any type of physical disability will benefit from reading this book. Inhaltsverzeichnis Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. God Is My Agent Chapter 2. Climbing the Wall Chapter 3. The Problem with Martha Chapter 4. Heart to Heart Chapter 5. Damaged Goods Chapter 6. Mind the Gap Chapter 7. A Mentor for Women Chapter 8. The Navajo Experience Chapter 9. A Trip to Mexico Chapter 10. From Thailand and Beyond Chapter 11. Fleece Fights Fear Chapter 12. Africa: Why I Go! Why I Cry Chapter 13. Blind Professor Chapter 14. World Trade Center Tragedy: From Helplessness to Healing Chapter 15. Bittersweet Developments: Melvin and Delvin Chapter 16. Unwanted Genes Chapter 17. The Willow in Japan Notes Bibliography Index Reference Notes Included ...

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Offers faith-based and psychological techniques for coping with disability; the personal account of a Christian obstetrician/gynecologist who changed her career specialty to psychiatry due to the onset of blindness.

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Titre: A Christian Approach to Overcoming Disability
Sous-titre: A Doctor's Story
Code EAN: 9780789022578
ISBN: 978-0-7890-2257-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Autres ouvrages de référence
nombre de pages: 142
Poids: 500g
Taille: H216mm x B156mm
Année: 2004