A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve
Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05
ISBN 10: 1596272791
ISBN 13: 9781596272798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Failure of Nerve Book Review:

- Foreword by Peter Steinke - Magnum opus of leading figure in application of family systems theory to congregations - Widely used in seminary and continuing education since 2007 first publication - Revised 10th anniversary edition of best-seller Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman's best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. "Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership." --Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota Audience: Clergy, vestries, other lay leaders. Those interested in how they can adapt to the change they see coming while retaining core identity. Seminary, continuing education, CPE, small groups. Broad reach to all leaders, not just those of congregations.

A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve
Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 1596272805
ISBN 13: 9781596272804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Failure of Nerve Book Review:

Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s best-selling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, “seatbelt society,” oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the “quick fixes” and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and selfdifferentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. A Failure of Nerve was unfinished at the time of Friedman’s death and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition cleans up some oversights in the original and brings his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers. “Reading this book is like discovering an unpublished Beethoven sonata or a missing play of Shakespeare. Ed Friedman was one of our most brilliant, original, and provocative thinkers across the fields of therapy, ministry, and organizational leadership.” —Professor William J. Doherty, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Minnesota

A Failure of Nerve

A Failure of Nerve
Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781596271678
ISBN 13: 1596271671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Failure of Nerve Book Review:

Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman's insights into leadership are more urgently needed than ever. He was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. A Failure of Nerve is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman's insights about our regressed, "seatbelt society," oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today. Suspicious of the "quick fixes" and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argues for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy. This book was unfinished at the time of Friedman's death, and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition makes his life-changing insights and challenges to a new generation of readers.

Generation to Generation

Generation to Generation
Author: Edwin Friedman
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN 10: 1609182367
ISBN 13: 9781609182366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generation to Generation Book Review:

An acclaimed, influential work now available in paper for the first time, this bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.

Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion

Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion
Author: William E. Arnal,Willi Braun,Russell T. McCutcheon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 1317543955
ISBN 13: 9781317543954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion Book Review:

Failure and Nerve in the Academic Study of Religion presents a provocative critique of the unwillingness of modern scholars to publically distinguish research into comparative religion from confessional studies written within denominationally-affiliated institutions. The book offers the 19th Century founders of the study of religion as a bracing corrective to contemporary timidity. The issue was analysed and documented by Wiebe a quarter of a century ago. Here, marking Wiebe's work, a wide range of contributors reassess the methodology and ambition of contemporary religious research. The book argues that conceptualizing religion as part of the world of human action and experience is the first requirement of the study of religion.

Wintering

Wintering
Author: Katherine May
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0593189507
ISBN 13: 9780593189504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wintering Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT “Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, On Being “Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book.” —Elizabeth Gilbert "Proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate—capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes." —Wall Street Journal An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season.

What Are You Going to Do with Your Life

What Are You Going to Do with Your Life
Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781596272163
ISBN 13: 1596272163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Are You Going to Do with Your Life Book Review:

Whether he is interviewing God (“I must be the first since Moses to be allowed into your presence”), preaching on “marriage as music,” or reflecting on a visit to his parents’ grave, Friedman always has the power to surprise us and invite us to change. This new collection of Edwin Friedman’s writings, most of them unpublished, reveal a different side of this rabbi, teacher, and leadership coach who caused a revolution in viewing human relationships with Generation to Generation. Organized into life stages, specifically the journey from young adulthood to maturity and death, What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? captures Friedman’s signature wit and playfulness as he cuts straight to the heart of human growth and relationships. Throughout his life, Friedman eloquently applied the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, organizations and businesses—and, of course, to families themselves. He energized and delighted a wide public in his lifetime and continues to engage us with What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?, an essential reader for those seeking lifechanging insights.

I Told Me So

I Told Me So
Author: Gregg Ten Elshof
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN 10: 0802864112
ISBN 13: 9780802864116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Told Me So Book Review:

Think you ve ever deceived yourself? Then this book is for you. / Think you ve never deceived yourself? Then this book is really for you. / Socrates famously asserted that the unexamined life is not worth living. But Gregg Ten Elshof shows us that we make all sorts of little deals with ourselves every day in order to stave off examination and remain happily self-deceived. Most provocatively, he suggests this is not all bad! While naming its temptations, Ten Elshof also offers a strange celebration of self-deception as a gracious gift. In the tradition of Dallas Willard, I Told Me So is a wonderful example of philosophy serving spiritual discipline. A marvelous, accessible and, above all, wise book. James K. A. Smith / Calvin College / author of The Devil Reads Derrida / In this wise, well-crafted work Ten Elshof helps us to identify, evaluate, and respond to our own self-deceptive strategies, as he probes with occasional self-deprecation and unavoidable humor the bottomless mysteries of the human heart. His reflections on interpersonal self-deception and groupthink are especially helpful. To tell me the truth, I m glad I read this book. You will be too I promise. David Naugle / Dallas Baptist University / author of Reordered Love, Reordered Lives / Ten Elshof s discussions are erudite, biblical, searching, and laced with soul-restoring wisdom. All of this together means that this book is solidly pastoral. What it brings to us is appropriate to individuals, but it especially belongs in the context of small groups and local congregations. Dallas Willard (from the foreword)

A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness
Author: Ethan Hawke
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0385352387
ISBN 13: 9780385352383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bright Ray of Darkness Book Review:

The blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes--an utterly transfixing book about art and love, fame and heartbreak from the acclaimed actor/writer/director. Hawke's first novel in nearly twenty years is a bracing meditation on fame and celebrity, and the redemptive, healing power of art; a portrait of the ravages of disappointment and divorce; a poignant consideration of the rites of fatherhood and manhood; a novel soaked in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theater. A Bright Ray of Darkness showcases Ethan Hawke's gifts as a novelist as never before. Hawke's narrator is a young man in torment, disgusted with himself after the collapse of his marriage, still half-hoping for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and move on as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to manage the wreckage of his personal life with whiskey and sex. What saves him is theater: in particular, the challenge of performing the role of Hotspur in a production of Henry IV under the leadership of a brilliant director, helmed by one of the most electrifying--and narcissistic--Falstaff's of all time. Searing and raw, A Bright Ray of Darkness is a novel about shame and beauty and faith, and the moral power of art.

Moses as Political Leader

Moses as Political Leader
Author: Aaron B. Wildavsky
Publsiher: Shalem Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9789657052310
ISBN 13: 9657052319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moses as Political Leader Book Review:

Aaron Wildavsky, a giant of American political science, brings his profound understanding of human affairs to bear on the founding of the world's most enduring political community, the nation of Israel. At a time in which we are rediscovering the indispensability of resolute and perspicacious leadership, Wildavsky's brilliant study of Moses as founding father illuminates not only the Jewish past but the enduring political questions of how to build and preserve a decent, righteous, and stable community, here and hereafter. A marvelous book! -- Leon Kass, University of Chicago

Adrenaline and Stress

Adrenaline and Stress
Author: Archibald Hart
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1995-06-18
ISBN 10: 1418565865
ISBN 13: 9781418565862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adrenaline and Stress Book Review:

Psychologist Archibald Hart theorizes that heart attacks and other stress-induced illnesses are the lethal by-products of too much adrenaline pumping through our systems. He suggests ways to minimize these threats through adjustments in values and lifestyles.

Friedman s Fables

Friedman s Fables
Author: Edwin H. Friedman
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 146251149X
ISBN 13: 9781462511495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friedman s Fables Book Review:

Edwin H. Friedman has woven 24 illustrative tales that offer fresh perspectives on familiar human foibles and reflect the author's humor, pathos, and understanding. Friedman takes on resistance and other "demons" to show that neither insight, nor encouragement, nor intimidation can in themselves motivate an unmotivated person to change. These tales playfully demonstrate that new ideas, new questions, and imagination, more than accepted wisdom, provide each of us with the keys to overcoming stubborn emotional barriers and facilitating real change both in ourselves and others. Thought-provoking discussion questions for each fable are included.

Symbolism 16

Symbolism 16
Author: Rüdiger Ahrens,Florian Kläger,Klaus Stierstorfer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2016-10-10
ISBN 10: 3110465930
ISBN 13: 9783110465938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbolism 16 Book Review:

Essays in this special focus constellate around the diverse symbolic forms in which Caribbean consciousness has manifested itself transhistorically, shaping identities within and without structures of colonialism and postcolonialism. Offering interdisciplinary critical, analytical and theoretical approaches to the objects of study, the book explores textual, visual, material and ritual meanings encoded in Caribbean lived and aesthetic practices.

The Ball of Nerves

The Ball of Nerves
Author: Marc Mazoyer,Julie Sheridan
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 1326164864
ISBN 13: 9781326164867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ball of Nerves Book Review:

The Ball of Nerves is designed to help people understand and start to talk about anxiety. Often we can feel ashamed, scared and completely overwhelmed by difficulties with anxiety. This book aims to simplify the concept of anxiety to help people start in their journey towards recovery. It can be used by people with anxiety themselves, or those who are supporting them.

Angels and Superheroes

Angels and Superheroes
Author: Jack M. Jose,Krista L. Taylor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781475838015
ISBN 13: 1475838018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels and Superheroes Book Review:

Angels and Superheroes provides support for teachers to who wish to build a culture of trust and compassion in the classroom, while maintaining high academic standards to manage the culture of standardized test accountability. This book provides engaging examples, concrete strategies, and implementable resources to meet the needs of children.

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders
Author: Alan J. McComas
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483163067
ISBN 13: 9781483163062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders Book Review:

Neuromuscular Function and Disorders focuses on the various processes underlying disordered neuromuscular function. Topics covered include the nature of membrane defects in myotonia and familial periodic paralysis; the disorder of neuromuscular transmission responsible for myasthenia gravis and the various pseudo-myasthenic syndromes; and the disorders of Schwann cell function which cause demyelination. This book is comprised of 28 chapters divided into two sections and begins with a discussion on the normal anatomy and physiology of peripheral nerve and muscle. Included in the first section are descriptions of the ionic mechanisms responsible for the resting and action potentials of nerve and muscle; the sequential stages in neuromuscular transmission; excitation-contraction coupling; the sliding filament mechanism of myofibrillar shortening; and the morphological and functional properties of motor units. The neurophysiology of exercise and muscle fatigue is also considered, along with the nature of the trophic influences exerted by the motoneuron and muscle fiber upon each other. The second half of the book deals entirely with various diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle, together with diagnostic procedures and therapeutic management. A consistent theme in this section is the recognition of neural abnormalities in diseases hitherto considered as primary disorders of the muscle fiber. This monograph should be of value to neurologists, medical students, research workers, and students and research scientists in physiology, zoology, pharmacology, kinesiology, and physical education.

A War of Nerves

A War of Nerves
Author: Ben Shephard
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780674011199
ISBN 13: 0674011198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A War of Nerves Book Review:

This is a history of military psychiatry in the twentieth century. Both absorbing historical narrative and intellectual detective story, it weaves literary, medical, and military lore to give us a fascinating history of war neuroses and their treatment, from the World Wars through Vietnam and up to the Gulf War.

Uproar

Uproar
Author: Peter L. Steinke
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 1538116545
ISBN 13: 9781538116548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uproar Book Review:

If “these are the times that test men’s souls,” never more than for the leader’s ability to think clearly, to be present calmly, and to challenge effectively. It’s a time when leaders cannot be as anxious as those they serve; otherwise, the system is leaderless. Anxiety flows down like water from a leaky pipe. To lead effectively we must understand the impact of powerful emotional forces on people’s behavior, especially in anxious times. Uproar: Calm Leadership in Anxious Times helps leaders understand the powerful impact that emotional processes have on the people they lead. Peter Steinke, bestselling author of CongregationalLeadership in Anxious Times draws on decades of work on system conflict and personal experiences to share real stories of challenges leaders have faced and how understanding the power of emotions has dramatically influenced their success. In this book, readers will observe important leadership characteristics such as separating oneself from the surrounding anxiety, making decisions based on principle and not instinct, taking responsibility for one’s own emotional being, staying connected to others including those who disagree with you, being a non-anxious presence, focusing on emotional processes rather than the symptoms they produce, knowing people naturally influence one another, and recognizing leader and follower as complements. At the end of each chapter, there is a Leader’s Notebook, a short section to illustrate, enrich or engage your thinking about leadership. As Steinke suggests, being anxious causes you to lose perspective, and leaders do their best thinking when they are not overly stressed and can think about options, doing their best work when they work on themselves. So where are you in your leadership journey? No matter where you are—beginning, middle or end— this book will be one the most significant leadership books you’ll read.

Tempered Resilience

Tempered Resilience
Author: Tod Bolsinger
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0830841652
ISBN 13: 9780830841653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tempered Resilience Book Review:

What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Exploring the qualities of adaptive leadership within churches and nonprofit organizations, Tod Bolsinger deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back, showing how leaders can become both stronger and more flexible.

The Gift of Failure

The Gift of Failure
Author: Jessica Lahey
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 0062299247
ISBN 13: 9780062299246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Failure Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults. Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems. Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom. Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.