New PDF release: A Goodness I Cannot Explain: A Medical-Spiritual Memoir

By Catherine Stewart

ISBN-10: 149820919X

ISBN-13: 9781498209199

ISBN-10: 1498209211

ISBN-13: 9781498209212

"We stumbled on something." With those phrases, a Presbyterian minister is thrust right into a scientific trouble: a tumor is urgent on her mind. medical professionals can't supply a well-liked remedy plan: radiation and surgical procedure are both legitimate yet hold significantly varied dangers and effects. She herself needs to pick out.

She plunges right into a maze of scientific examine, however the analytical mode of Western tradition can't support her locate peace in her determination. in its place, she is unwittingly led alongside an historic prayer direction known as Lectio Divina, and remodeled by means of inexplicable and repeated encounters with goodness. nonetheless a community's shepherd in religion, she shoulders the query they too ask: "Can God be discovered here?" The maze turns into a labyrinth: a non secular trip that brings her to a middle that holds.

Her determination made, she undergoes therapy. "You should have been terrified," a pal says. that's while the writer realizes that her adventure is uncommon: she had now not been afraid. tips to clarify that? This memoir recounts how her rules of God and self are reshaped as she discovers a spot of deep understanding and belief. Humbled and stunned, she studies in her physique the gospel she has preached for years.

“This e-book is a decent, looking, reflective account of the way its writer met the problem of a life-changing , and during the assets of her spiritual culture and the help of neighbors previous and new, lived that predicament with braveness and faith.”
—J. Gerald Janzen, writer of At the odor of Water: the floor of wish within the e-book of Job

“This isn't just yet another ebook on near-death reviews. Pastor Cathy Stewart skillfully writes this e-book exhibiting us easy methods to meet God via our own event. The pastoral target isn't to inform an enticing tale, yet to show us find out how to meet and greet our event as a revelatory textual content. the main pleasurable instructing embodied during this publication is at the price and promise of sustained listening.”
—Mary Margaret Funk, Benedictine Sister, Our girl of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana

“All we now have are stories.” Catherine Stewart’s compelling tale is one among soreness, vulnerability, honesty, and desire. it's also a narrative of therapeutic and wholeness. Catherine serves as a advisor to assist us ask the all-important query of Who am I? In answering the query, she strikes from depression to integrity thereby gaining in knowledge and compassion and deepening her realizing of what it capacity to be in courting with self, others, and different (the Divine). An inspiring account of a truly own trip, with relevance for all of us.”
—David Kuhl, Professor, division of relations perform, school of drugs, college of British Columbia; writer of What demise humans wish: useful knowledge for the top of Life

Catherine Stewart has served as an ordained minister within the Presbyterian Church in Canada for twenty-five years. A graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago), she can also be a Benedictine oblate (Our woman of Grace Monastery, Indiana). to reply to a seven-year-old's query, "Why did Jesus need to die?", she authored the publication God Laughed (2011). She teaches a sort of listening prayer referred to as Lectio Divina, and shepherds congregations facing transitions.

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