Putting Spirit Into Spirituality and Order Into Religion

Putting Spirit Into Spirituality and Order Into Religion : For Counselors and Others Who Care

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Take the discussion of spirituality and religion to a new level in Ray A. McKinnis's groundbreaking new book, Putting Spirit into Spirituality and Order into Religion. When the American Counseling Association published a series of essays to assist counselors interested in incorporating religion and spirituality into their practices, McKinnis noticed a distinct lack of options for those who wished to take the conversation a bit deeper. His response, this book, offers a refreshingly different perspective, one that challenges contemporary thinking on what "religion" really means-especially the use of the word "god" and the implementation of what are typically considered "spiritual" exercises-almost all are ways of removing the disturbing life-changing force of the spirit. With frankness and clarity, McKinnis discusses the nuances of religion and spirituality as they relate to current counseling theories. While geared toward counselors who want to use these topics in their sessions, this eye-opening read also offers invaluable insight for college instructors, religious researchers, or even casual readers who desire a serious discussion about these often controversial topics. Help your patients, students, and yourself by engaging in a conversation that moves beyond an elementary understanding of morality. Insight awaits-if you're willing to look for it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 240.4g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507818467
  • 9781507818466

About Ray McKinnis

Ray A. McKinnis is a lifelong learner, having earned a BA in philosophy and psychology from the University of Colorado, an MDiv from Yale University, an MS in biostatistics from the University of Alabama, an MA in counseling from Argosy University, and a PhD in biblical studies from Drew University. He has had over fifty articles published on a wide variety of topics, including scientific research, counseling theory and practice, statistical techniques, and spirituality. McKinnis has also taught world religion and introduction to statistics at five different higher education institutions. An avid race walker, he holds the forty kilometer race walk record for his age group and participated in three Olympic Festival meets.show more