Sacred Wounds by Jan Goldstein
Succeeding Because of Life's Pain

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In this immensely affecting and empowering guide, Jan Goldstein teaches readers how to take their most emotionally painful life events -- their spiritual wounds -- and transform them into a source of power and well-being.

Goldstein's life-affirming program is inspired by his own heartbreak: the February morning when he was faced with the sudden news that his twelve-year marriage was ending, leaving Goldstein with primary custody of their three small children. Though paralyzed at first by feelings of loss and depression, Goldstein eventually discovered that the pain allowed him and his children a deeper appreciation for the simple moments of joy -- that his once "broken" family was succeeding not despite its wounds, but because of them.

In Sacred Wounds, Goldstein reveals the secret to finding strength in challenging and often traumatic events, outlining a life-changing nine-step process to help readers move through heartache and toward healing. In clear, compassionate language, he refutes the notion of pain as a destroyer, drawing on the compelling stories of many of the people he has counseled along the way: Rick and Sara, who are plagued by infertility; Yvette, an aspiring man who battles her secular desires; Steve, for whom a frightening diagnosis portends the end...and then the beginning of hope. Remarkably affecting and inspiring, Goldstein's stories confirm that we are all well equipped to deal with the inevitable hurts and heartbreaks in life -- if only we release our preconceptions, acknowledge the strengthening power of our wounds, and follow the nine steps to a spiritual rebirth.

Indispensable for anyone suffering through spiritual and emotional difficulties, Sacred Wounds is the key to shifting our perceptions and finding new strength and success in the painful experiences we all endure.


About Jan Goldstein

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Jan Goldstein is an award-winning poet, playwright, screenwriter, and the author of Life Can Be This Good: Awakening to the Miracles All Around Us. An ordained rabbi, Goldstein has also been honored for his twenty years in education by Johns Hopkins University, where he was presented with an award for national excellence. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
Published November 30, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 268 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Goldstein (Life Can Be This Good), who is an ordained rabbi, speaks from the perspective of one who has endured great pain.

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