This book by the author of Why Am I Afraid to Love? contains insights on self-awareness, personal growth and communication with others. Why do people continually hide their real selves from the people around them? Why are so many so insecure and afraid to open up? The answer, explains John Powell, is that maturity is reached by communicating and interacting with others. This book considers the consequences our real self faces if no one else ever finds out what we are like. In this enduring classic, the companion to Why Am I Afraid to Love?, John Powell explains how to be more emotionally open, and shows how people adopt roles and play psychological games to protect their inner selves. The courage to be our real selves can be developed, and then we can begin to grow. Now newly designed for a fresh audience, Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? is as relevant as it has been for twenty years. With a proven track record, it continues to speak to the needs and aspirations of people today. It is best included in self help sections of general bookshops, but also has a religious appeal.
Tradition has it that God's second commandment is that we should love one another. Why is it so hard? The capacity to love is in everyone. Yet so often it remains trapped and waiting to be released. In John Powell's best-selling Why Am I Afraid to Love, he carefully and sensitively confronts the barriers that restrain. He looks at the fear of rejection, the motives for love, how to truly understand the inner self and what true love looks like. He then considers the true test of love: can self be forgotten in loving others? Based on the original best-selling edition, this new book has been completely re-designed. A fitting companion to Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?, it is one of the most original and popular self help books on the market. It sits comfortably alongside other classics like I'm OK, You're OK. Why Am I Afraid to Love has sold over 100,000 copies in its original edition.
A teacher of communication expresses his concern for thousands of students who are cheating themselves out of a worthwhile education by falling into the accepted role of "nonperson" uninvolved in the education process. In this book, the author fosters a belief that success or failure in college depends on communicationâ"interdependent efforts of people in a relationship to generate common meaning." He proposes to get students to realize that their education is something other students can help them develop, as much as teachers. The author uses a personal style of writing to talk with the students. He uses examples from the students' immediate campus environment in challenging them to question their roles in the educational process. Written for and tested in interpersonal communication courses, the book is also appropriate for teacher education courses, "orientation to college life" courses, and for college counseling centers.
A Chance to Serveis a formation program that enables teenagers to become effective ministers to their peers. This systematic program offers interested young people a progressive sequence of opportunities for growth in personal faith, for community building, and for leadership training. Written by Brian Reynolds, cofounder of the Center for Ministry Development, this training program has been successfully piloted in several different settings around the country. This peer ministry training program is suitable for use in a variety of settings: schools, parishes, retreat centers, youth programs, campus ministry settings, or diocesan youth organizations. The leader's manual is organized into three sections: Section 1 presents the conceptual and theoretical framework of peer ministry. Section 2 addresses the practical aspects of establishing a program. Section 3, which forms the heart of the training program, consists of eighteen detailed 150-minute training modules, including copies of the worksheets for the young people. A bibliography contains additional peer ministry resources for the reader.
"Ducks, Chickens & Other Fowl Things" is a collection of poetry written by a young woman in pain, who used writing as a therapeutic outlet. It deals with subjects which anyone who has butted heads with adversity can certainly relate to. Using a directness not normally found in poetry, the author takes you on a journey through the trials she has had to face…and hopes that the words in her book might help others find peace in their lives.
Compelling Confessions is a collection of essays whose shared purpose is to offer an accessible interdisciplinary exploration of the social dynamics behind confessional discourse. As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, confession is ubiquitous in contemporary culture, not only within psychological or therapeutic frameworks or literary analysis, but also in internet discussion groups, in the criminal justice system, in political rhetoric, in so-called 'reality' and interview-style television programming, in writing pedagogy and, increasingly, in the testimonial strain observable in contemporary scholarship.
One man's quest to uncover the books that taste forgot
Author: Robin Ince
Publisher: Hachette UK
Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst inadvertently hilarious books. This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (DIAMOND STUD) to the gynaecological (SIGN OF THE SPECULUM). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know THE SECRETS OF PICKING UP SEXY GIRLS. Above all, the Book Club is a manual - almost a life guide - training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.
Explore your mind. Live positive. These 10 steps will encourage you to take control, be flexible, accept reality, come to like and be fair to yourself, accept change and improve your relationship with others. You can follow the steps in order, or use them individually to attain your goals. Either way, these few basic guidelines for happy living will equip you to tackle anything life an throw at you.