Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul

Directions to the Garden Within

by Gail Albert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/5/2012

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781475916003
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781475915983
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 418
ISBN : 9781475915990

About the Book

Although few of us know it, ancient tradition says that the Bible’s first five books can be read as an extended parable describing the personal spiritual journey. In Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul, Gail Albert traces a universal path of psychological and spiritual growth as she takes us on this journey. Offering interpretations, contemplative meditations, and her own experience in this clear, practical, and heartfelt guide to each section of scripture, she brings the wisdom of the spiritual path into our daily lives as she travels with us each step of the way from Genesis through Deuteronomy.   Praise for Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul “Dr. Albert has done a marvelous job in demystifying profound subjects in a way that opens gateways to hidden mysteries for readers of all backgrounds.…Highly recommended for all spiritually oriented readers.” —Rabbi David Cooper, author of God Is a Verb “Albert takes us slowly, contemplatively, through the layers of meaning these stories offer. We are brought into the mystery of scripture ever deeper….For those who enter the journey, these sacred stories take on new, and potentially life-changing, vitality.” —Brian C. Taylor, author of Becoming Christ: Transformation through Contemplation

About the Author

Gail Albert received her PhD in psychology from Johns Hopkins University and is a licensed psychologist and certified teacher of Jewish meditative and mystical practice. She has also written the novel Matters of Chance, a National Book Award Finalist, and The Other Side of the Couch: The Healing Bond in Psychiatry.