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Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges

Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges

by John Swinton

People living with mental health challenges are not excluded from God’s love or even the fullness of life promised by Jesus. Unfortunately, this hope is often lost amid the well-meaning labels and medical treatments that dominate the mental health field today. In Finding Jesus in the Storm, John Swinton makes the case for reclaiming that hope by c… Read more…

Addiction and Pastoral Care

Addiction and Pastoral Care

by John Swinton and Sonia E Waters

A timely resource treating addiction holistically as both a spiritual and a pathological conditionSubstance addictions present a unique set of challenges for pastoral care. In this book Sonia Waters weaves together personal stories, research, and theological reflection to offer helpful tools for ministers, counselors, chaplains, and anyone else called to car… Read more…

Full Darkness: Original Sin, Moral Injury, and Wartime Violence

Full Darkness: Original Sin, Moral Injury, and Wartime Violence

by John Swinton and Brian S Powers

A theological treatment of war, trauma, and the fundamental character of human existence In Full Darkness theologian and wartime veteran Brian Powers argues that the Augustinian concept of original sin can illuminate the nature of wartime violence, particularly through the lens of veteran trauma. He shows precisely how sin and war both cause h… Read more…

Dementia: Living in the Memories of God

Dementia: Living in the Memories of God

by John Swinton

Dementia is one of the most feared diseases in Western society today. Some have even gone so far as to suggest euthanasia as a solution to the perceived indignity of memory loss and the disorientation that accompanies it. In this book John Swinton develops a practical theology of dementia for caregivers, people with dementia, ministers, hospital chaplains, … Read more…

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Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader

Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader

by Brian Brock and John Swinton

For two millennia Christians have thought about what human impairment is and how faith communities and society should respond to people with perceived impairments. But never has one volume collected the most significant Christian writings on disability. This book fills that gap. Brian Brock and John Swinton's Disability in the Christian Tradition brings… Read more…

Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil

Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil

by John Swinton

Can we defend God's love, goodness, and power in a world scarred by violence and suffering? Do we need to? Traditional attempts to explain the problem of evil have mostly seen it as a philosophical and theological task. In this book John Swinton reminds readers that the experience of evil and suffering precedes pontification on its origin. … Read more…