God Help Me! These People Are Driving Me Nuts! & Complaints of the Saints (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set
  • God Help Me! These People Are Driving Me Nuts!
  • Lays out the components of the P-E-A-C-E process and presents strategies for understanding causes of problem behaviors
  • Complaints of the Saints
  • Shows that the saints experienced the same emotions we do in the face of hardship

God Help Me! These People Are Driving Me Nuts!

Guidance for creating compassionate and respectful relationships between less-than-perfect individuals

Generous helpings of humor and abundant practical advice make this Christian spirituality book a useful tool for dealing with difficult relationships. Old enemies, unreasonable employers, petty neighbors, wayward children, or an inattentive spouse can sabotage even the most devout Christian and lead to unhealthy emotions and destructive behavior. Laying out the components of the P-E-A-C-E process, this handbook presents strategies for understanding the causes of problem behaviors in others or in oneself. Taking corrective action, and options if those strategies fail. Questions such as How can I respectfully and lovingly bring about changes in my life and in relationships? How do I cope with people who will not change their self-destructive ways no matter how hard I try to help them? and Is it ever acceptable to sever ties with a friend or family member? are examined and addressed in this sympathetic, results-oriented guide to keeping faith in everyday life.


Complaints of the Saints

Saints are human, and humans complain. A lot. How can we reconcile these two facts? Despite the somewhat one-dimensional portraits of sanctity that we find in some devotional material, every saint struggled in his or her life. And it was not always easy for them to handle their struggles gracefully.

Complaints of the Saints by Sr. Mary Lea Hill, FSP, shares some of the saints’ responses to suffering. The witty anecdotes and wisdom Sr. Hill conveys are both consoling and relatable, teaching us that the saints experienced the same emotions we do in the face of hardship. And they complained to God! Complaints of the Saints argues that complaining, while not a good thing in and of itself, is simply a natural human reaction to life’s difficulties. Just as the saints used their human nature, faults, and even complaints as a means for growing closer to God, so what we feel about and how we react to our trials can be a means for drawing us closer to God. As evidenced in Scripture and the life of the saints, God can handle our feelings and complaints.

In 61 short chapters, Sr. Hill relays the stories of a diverse range of holy men and women who reached out to God in times of need—sometimes with an acerbic tongue, as with St. Jerome; sometimes with patience, as with St. Thérèse of Lisieux; or sometimes with a gruff demeanor, as with St. Damien of Molokai. All of these saints enjoyed a close relationship with the Lord, and they were not afraid to reach out to him in their own voice, even with raw feelings. Sr. Hill’s sense of humor and affection for the saints discussed is apparent in her writing, and after reading this book, you’ll feel closer to them as well. Yes, even you can become a saint!

    Dimensions & Specifications   God Help Me! These People Are Driving Me Nuts!
  • Author: Dr. Gregory Popcak
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160

Complaints of the Saints

  • Author: Sr. Mary Lea Hill
  • Pages: 208
  • Format: Paperback

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