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Surrender : your way to spiritual health and freedom
Hynes, Mary.
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Cincinnati, Ohio : St. Anthony Messenger Press, [1999]

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x, 102 ; 22 cm
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Surrender is living out of the recognition that we are not God. That does not mean we can fail to be responsible for ourselves, our lives, and our world. It is not an excuse for apathy. Surrender means that we can let go of the illusion that we alone determine what happens in our lives. It allows us to stop grasping for control and open our hands and our hearts to accept what we cannot change. Follow the steps of Surrender and become more self-aware, more forgiving, more Christian.

Author Notes

Mary Hynes holds three degrees in theology from St. Louis University: a B.A. in theology, an M.A. in spirituality and a Ph.D. in historical theology. She has been a parish minister, retreat director and consultant. She has taught religious studies and theology at the university level for the last thirteen years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Defining Surrenderp. 11
Chapter 2 Models of Surrender in the Biblep. 17
Chapter 3 The Steps to Surrenderp. 23
Chapter 4 Surrender and Self-Awarenessp. 35
Chapter 5 Enculturationp. 47
Chapter 6 The Cycle of Interpretationp. 71
Chapter 7 Surrender and Forgivenessp. 81
8 Learning to Love the Grayp. 85
Chapter 9 Messages and Messengersp. 87
Chapter 10 Suggested Exercisesp. 91
Conclusionp. 97