To help men and women from all faiths be more successful at reducing stress, overcoming procrastination, resolving family tensions, and deepening your sense of meaning and purpose, Dr. Leonard Felder has described and explained seven remarkable prayers that have proven effective for hundreds of his counseling clients over the past 20 years. These prayers and meditations can help enormously even if you're not very religious or if you struggle with doubts and uncertainty about faith or belief. Each chapter describes the history, mystical meanings, various translations, and psychological benefits of some extremely profound prayers that can assist you in your daily life and relationships. The author, Leonard Felder, Ph.D., has written 8 books that have sold over 950,000 copies and been translated into 14 languages. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice who has been studying, teaching and writing about the connection between spirituality and personal growth for many years. He has appeared on over 180 radio and TV interviews and won awards for his writing and for his involvement in human relations programs designed to combat racism, sexism, homophobia and religious prejudice. He and his wife have been together for 20 years and they live with their 8 year old son in the Los Angeles area. Larry Dossey, MD, author of REINVENTING MEDICINE and HEALING WORDS, says, "The word is out in modern medicine: prayer can change your life and contribute to your health, creativity and fulfillment. Dr. Leonard Felder provides us with practical, down-to-earth guidance about bringing the spiritual practice of prayer into the everyday. Jewish wisdom, which is his focus, is universal and applicable to people of all faiths and traditions. At a time when prejudice and intolerance threaten our world, we need this more than ever." Lisa Schiffman, author of GENERATION J, comments, "I don't even pray, I thought, so why should I read this book? Yet Leonard Felder moved me--a reluctant audience at first--and opened me to the idea that prayer could have a place in my life. I even tried out the spiritual techniques in Chapter Three to resolve a conflict I was having with a loved one and they worked beautifully. This book is a gift and I feel richer for having learned from the author's compassion, intelligence and honesty." Harold Kushner, author of WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE, says, "What a blessing it is to introduce someone to the power of prayer, and this lovely book does that so well. SEVEN PRAYERS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE is a splendid and profoundly thoughtful book. I recommend it highly." If you or someone you know wants to explore the connection between spirituality and personal growth, this easy-to-read book is highly recommended by a variety of experts. No matter what your background, you will find it inspiring, thought-provoking and very helpful.
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