The Seven Habits of the Good Life (häftad)
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The Seven Habits of the Good Life (häftad)

The Seven Habits of the Good Life

How the Biblical Virtues Free Us from the Seven Deadly Sins

Häftad Engelska, 2008-04-01
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In The Seven Habits of the Good Life, the authors highlight seven biblical gifts_self-esteem, wisdom, righteousness, love, healthy appetite, prudence, and purpose_and present each one as an alternative to one of the seven deadly sins. Each gift gives readers a chance to enrich their lives by integrating concern for themselves with a healthy concern for others rather than punishing themselves for bad behavior. Incorporating clinical case studies, the voices of real people, and biblical stories, this book shows how the wisdom of the scriptures can provide us concrete ways of redefining difficult situations and approaching life in a way that strives for fullness, harmony, and balance.
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Original, thought-provoking, and extremely readable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Masterfully gives Biblical answers to 21st century questions. A treasure chest of wisdom packed into this slim, powerful book. -- Donna Rosenthal, author of the internationally acclaimed The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land Kudos to psychologist Kalman Kaplan and historian Matthew Schwartz for allowing the light of biblical wisdom to illuminate the path to the good life, and for doing so with both psychologically informed human sensitivity and captivating story telling. Clergy, pastoral counselors, mental health workers, and lay people of faith all will benefit from Kaplan and Schwartz's guide to balanced, healthy, purposeful living. -- David Myers, Hope College, author of The Pursuit of Happiness: Who is Happy, and Why The authors of The Seven Habits of the Good Life guide the reader to a rebirthing experience for the mind and the body, illustrating what we miss in everyday life. I think it is required reading for all people of any religion; this book is a landmark contribution to our well-being. Individuals worldwide will love the profound teaching of these pages, as they experience inner comfort and improve their relationships with others. -- Maurizio Pompili, M.D., University of Rome ?La Sapienza?, Italy and Harvard Medical School Thoughtful, sensitive, humane, and original, Kaplan and Schwartz offer readers a good dose of a Biblical virtue the world could use more of: wisdom. -- David Klinghoffer, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and author of Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History Readers of all backgrounds will greatly profit from the authors' view of the Bible as nothing less than a comprehensive framework of reality. Through their scholarship and skill, it yields ancient wisdom to resolve modern dilemmas. -- Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author of Toward Tradition The seven biblical gifts offered in this book are a gift to the reader: to clergy seeking themes for homilies and insights into pastoral counseling, to psychotherapists and social workers desiring to improve their clinical effectiveness, to individuals who take Scripture seriously and who want its wisdom to resonate in their lives, and to all people who want to live a life of goodness. -- Rabbi Byron L. Sherwin, Ph.D., Distinguished Service Professor, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago Thought-provoking and substantive-a valuable application of timeless Biblical principles to the challenges of contemporary life. -- Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host and author of <I>Right Turns<I>

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Kalman J. Kaplan was a 2006D2007 Fulbright Fellow at Tel Aviv University. He is professor of clinical psychology in both the departments of psychiatry and medical education at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine, and directs the Religion/Spirituality and Mental Health program ( funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Matthew B. Schwartz teaches history and near eastern studies at Wayne State University and is widely published in the areas of ancient history and biblical studies. He lives in Southfield, Michigan.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Self-esteem Chapter 3 Wisdom Chapter 4 Righteousness Chapter 5 Love Chapter 6 Healthy Appetite Chapter 7 Prudence Chapter 8 Purpose Chapter 9 Conclusion