The Healing Path
How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life
By Dan B. Allender
(Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9781578563913, 272pp.)
Publication Date: September 2000
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Don't Waste Your Pain
None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we've been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over it"? Should we optimistically hope that everything will work out in the end?
If we fail to respond appropriately to the wounds that life and relationships inflict, our pain will be wasted; it will numb us or destroy us. But suffering doesn't have to mangle our hearts and rob us of joy. It can, instead, lead us to life--if we know the path to healing.
Healing is not the resolution of our past; it is the use of our past to draw us into deeper relationship with God and his purposes for our lives. If you're ready to shape a future characterized by love, service, and joy, now is the time to step out onto The Healing Path.
Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997 Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University Denver Colorado. Currently Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and President at Mars Hill Graduate School (MHGS.edu) in Seattle Washington.
He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery love and forgiveness worship and other related topics. He is the author of The Wounded Heart (NavPress) and has coauthored four books with Dr. Tremper Longman III Intimate Allies (Tyndale) The Cry of the Soul (NavPress) Bold Love (NavPress) and Breaking the Idols of Your Heart (IVP). Dan and his wife Rebecca have three children and live in Seattle Washington.