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Benner, David G.

Overview
Works: 77 works in 190 publications in 3 languages and 6,344 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David G Benner
The gift of being yourself : the sacred call to self-discovery by David G Benner( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that true knowledge of God and true knowledge of oneself are inseparable, the author offers an outline for Christian self-knowledge, explaining the difference between authentic self-discovery and most psychological approaches, and showing how genuine self-understanding revitalizes one's spiritual life
Baker encyclopedia of psychology & counseling( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand alphabetically arranged articles that present information about topics related to psychology from a Christian point of view; covering the areas of personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy and other treatment approaches, major systems and theories of psychology, and the psychology of religion
Strategic pastoral counseling : a short-term structured model by David G Benner( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therapeutic counseling in a Christian context can be highly effective when it maintains narrowly focused goals in a time-limited setting. The details of this proven model of pastoral counseling are described in this practical guide. This second edition of Strategic Pastoral Counseling has been thoroughly revised and includes two new chapters. Benner includes helpful case studies, a new appendix on contemporary ethical issues, and updated chapter bibliographies. His study will continue to serve clergy and students well as a valued practical handbook on pastoral care and counseling
Desiring God's will : aligning our hearts with the heart of God by David G Benner( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Desiring God's Will psychologist and spiritual director David Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality. He examines why our desires are disordered and how our human volition can be brought into alignment with God's intentions so that we willingly choose that which God wants for us. In so doing, Benner shows us that cultivating discernment and being attuned to God's desires is the path to true life, spiritual health and freedom
Baker encyclopedia of psychology( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book was born out of an awareness of the need for a comprehensive treatment from a Christian point of view." Presents major current findings and theories in psychology. Signed entries are lengthy and contain references. Many cross references. Also includes biographical entries
Sacred companions : the gift of spiritual friendship & direction by David G Benner( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion FinalistWe need companions on our spiritual journey.The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism. Our churches often see spirituality as personal and private. But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness. We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment, intimacy and spiritual friendship. As a result, many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction.In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friends
Opening to God : lectio divina and life as prayer by David G Benner( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual director David Benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality and the Christian life. Prayer is far more than saying words to God; all of life can be prayer when offered to God in faith and with openness. Using the four movements of lectio divina, Benner explores prayer as attending, pondering, responding and being. Along the way he opens us to a world of possibilities for communion with God: praying with our senses, with imagination, with music and creativity, in contemplation, in service and much more.--from publisher's description
Care of souls : revisioning Christian nurture and counsel by David G Benner( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practicing psychologist explores the church's role in "soul care," advocating a counseling method that anchors modern therapy in timeless biblical principles
Surrender to love : discovering the heart of Christian spirituality by David G Benner( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be."--Publisher's website
Spiritual direction and the care of souls : a guide to Christian approaches and practices by Gary W Moon( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners
Spirituality and the awakening self : the sacred journey of transformation by David G Benner( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being human is a lifelong journey of becoming. This journey defines our humanity, for it is a journey toward our source and our fulfillment, described in Christian theology as union with God. If we remain open to God as our sense of self awakens, we experience a deeper consciousness of being in him. The self that emerges during this process is larger, more enlightened, and whole. David Benner has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. Following his acclaimed book Soulful Spirituality, Benner offers readers a deeper understanding of the self and its spiritual development in Spirituality and the Awakening Self. Drawing on a broad range of Christian traditions, he shows that the transformation of self is foundational to Christian spirituality. This book will appeal to professors and students in ministry development and spiritual formation courses; professionals engaged in pastoral care, counseling, and spiritual direction; and readers interested in a psychologically grounded, fresh exploration of Christian spirituality. Questions and answers for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter"--Publisher description
Psychotherapy and the spiritual quest by David G Benner( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and religion( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian perspectives on human development( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian counseling and psychotherapy( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Every therapist ... is called to be an original self, ' writes the editor. 'Each of us ... is to strive to find and express the unique self God has called us to be. I believe that the resulting pluralism, so clearly reflected in the present volume, shows the health and vitality of current efforts of Christian psychotherapists to be distinctively and thoroughly Christian"--Back cover
Counseling and the human predicament : a study of sin, guilt, and forgiveness( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapy in Christian perspective( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soulful spirituality : becoming fully alive and deeply human by David G Benner( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spirituality has an indispensable role to play in the expression of our humanity. However, spiritual practices can sometimes make us less, not more, authentically human. We may be good Christians, but we aren't good human beings. How can we ensure that our spiritual journey is conducted in a way that allows us to become fully alive and deeply human? David Benner has spent thirty-five years integrating psychology and spirituality. Here he presents an expansive, psychologically informed understanding of spirituality, probing the contrasts between soulful and soulless spirituality, deep and shallow religion, and healthy and unhealthy relationships with God to affirm the vital role of human development in the spiritual journey. Benner then suggests soulful practices for cultivating the Christian spiritual life. This book will appeal to readers seeking depth and substance in their quest for authentic spirituality. It will also be a helpful resource for mental health professionals and spiritual directors. Reflection questions and exercises for individual or group use are included at the end of each chapter."--Publisher's description
Presence and encounter : the sacramental possibilities of everyday life by David G Benner( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An internationally respected psychologist and spiritual guide provides a unique resource for knowing the presence of God more deeply in our lives"--Amazon.com
Understanding and facilitating forgiveness by David G Benner( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This practical book helps pastors and counselors present God's grace in healing and forgiveness issues, even when the one being counseled has built a wall around his or her heart out of bitterness or pain
 
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Baker encyclopedia of psychology & counseling
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Baker encyclopedia of psychology & counselingStrategic pastoral counseling : a short-term structured modelDesiring God's will : aligning our hearts with the heart of GodBaker encyclopedia of psychologySacred companions : the gift of spiritual friendship & directionOpening to God : lectio divina and life as prayerCare of souls : revisioning Christian nurture and counselSurrender to love : discovering the heart of Christian spirituality
Alternative Names
Benner, David, 1947-

Benner, David G.

David G. Benner Canadees psycholoog

David G. Benner Canadian psychologist

베너, D.G

베너, 데이비드

베너, 데이비드 G

Languages
English (105)

Chinese (3)

Korean (3)