The Language of Tears: Their gift, mystery and meaning (Paperback)
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The Language of Tears: Their gift, mystery and meaning (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 30/08/2018
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Tears are a common experience we rarely discuss, and then only in relation to pain and loss. David Runcorn draws upon a long Christian tradition of seeing tears as a gift to explore their deeper meaning and purpose, their place in human life and their significance for prayer and spirituality. In the early centuries of the church tears were regarded as an extension of baptism or a gift of the Spirit. They were integral to prayer and a vital part of human integration and maturing. Jesus said that those who mourn were 'blessed'. The Language of Tears explores how tears are a natural and important way of processing loss, uncertainty and anxiety, drawing upon theology, scripture, psychology and biology. This accessible and sensitive guide is for all engaged in spiritual direction, counselling or pastoral care.

Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781786220912
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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A rich, moving, thought-provoking treasure of a book. Read this and you'll never utter the words 'don't cry' again. -- Paula Gooder
'I know that I shall be buying multiple copies... Runcorn has written a book that gives us permission to weep. To weep and to sing, and to dance.' -- Fr Richard Peers
'Slim and easily readable, this book has an enormous depth.' -- The Living Church

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