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Coming Home to Your True Self

Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions

by Albert Haase OFM
Foreword by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

Coming Home to Your True Self
ebook
  • Formats: pdf
  • Published: April 07, 2010
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-6719-6
  • Item Code: 6719

"God is at home. It is we who have gone out for a walk."

--Meister Eckhart

In Coming Home to Your True Self, Albert Haase invites you to return home--and shows you the way to get there. "Home," he writes, "is the sacrament of the present moment. It is only living right now, right here, that we discover our lives and this world awash in the grace of God."

Using the story of the prodigal son to illustrate the far country of our false self and the way back home to our true self in Christ, Haase introduces us to the spiritual disciplines that can help us find the path home to the Father.

Rich with insights from Haase's experience as a spiritual director, this is a book for the weary, the lost, the regretful and guilty--essentially, a book for us all.

No matter how long you've walked, God is still home.

CONTENTS

Foreword by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

Preface

1. The True Self: Home Sweet Home

2. The False Self: Leaving Home

3. Coming Back Home: Breaking Free of the Pigpen

4. Graced Guilt: How Our Sin Can Bring Us Home

5. Present to the Presence: How Prayer Makes Us Prayerful

6. Penance: Preserving Relationships

7. Discernment: Becoming a Dream Keeper

8. The Spiritual Director: A Companion on the Journey Home

9. Continuing Home: The Ongoing Work of the Spirit

Conclusion

Appendix A: Designing a Rule of Life

Appendix B: Finding a Spiritual Director

Appendix C: Charts and Lists

Notes

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Albert Haase, OFM, is a preacher, teacher, and spiritual director. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the award-winning author of ten books on popular spirituality and the presenter on five bestselling DVDs. He holds a PhD in historical theology from Fordham University and an MDiv from Catholic Theological Union. He is currently serving as chaplain at Cedarbrake Retreat Center near Austin, Texas.

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