Drawn to the Light

Poems and Essays

By Carroll E. Arkema

Drawn to the Light

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  • ISBN: 9781532691683
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 8/21/2019
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Drawn to the Light

Poems and Essays

By Carroll E. Arkema

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  • ISBN: 9781532691683
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 8/21/2019
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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About-

This book is about my gradual emergence from hiding my “light”—my gifts and talents—and about discovering as I let it shine that the light in me was a gift of divine life and light that illuminates my path and can illuminate others’ paths, too, and can encourage them to let their light shine. I became more alive and creative, and I continue to understand more fully the statement in the Gospel of John that “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it” (1:5). I hope that this book reminds readers of those persons and experiences in their own lives that drew them toward the light both outside and inside themselves and that helps them be more alive.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Carroll Arkema’s courageous meditations draw from empathy and introspection refined over a lifetime as a pastoral psychotherapist to demonstrate firsthand that words create our worlds. Discovering traces of transcendence in the convolutions of his own soul at every stage of life, from boyhood abuse and father hunger to facing the abyss in older adulthood, Arkema inspires hope that our lives too are ensconced in divine love.”

—Robert C. Dykstra, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary



“A marvelous collection of life’s living shards, exquisite stages of transformation in everyday experience, and a real treat for a pastoral counselor. I found myself reflecting on the life I have lived and the lives shared with me stored away in my soul offering new life in the remembering.”

—William J. Manseau, President, The Emmaus Institute, Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire

Contributors-

Carroll E. Arkema

Bio(s)-

Carroll E. Arkema is a Presbyterian minister; a pastoral psychotherapist and marriage therapist in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and in Manhattan; and a poet, the author of Beyond Me: Poems About Spirit in Scripture, Psychotherapy, and Life, and Poems of Mourning and Healing Memory. He was on the faculty at Blanton-Peale for sixteen years in the psychotherapy training program and was director of the spirituality and psychotherapy training program.

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