Visions of Hope

Reflections for Chronic Patients Based on the Stations of the Cross

By Eva Deli, Mark O'Malley

Foreword by Glenn L. Monson

Visions of Hope

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  • ISBN: 9781725270039
  • Pages: 132
  • Publication Date: 5/6/2020
  • Retail Price: $15.00
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Visions of Hope

Reflections for Chronic Patients Based on the Stations of the Cross

By Eva Deli, Mark O'Malley

Foreword by Glenn L. Monson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725270039
  • Pages: 132
  • Publication Date: 5/6/2020
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00
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About-

Growing evidence indicates that spiritual practices enhance personal resilience under challenging circumstances. Combining the wisdom of the Bible (stations) with modern considerations of positive psychology, Visions of Hope is a practical guide map for chronic patients. The symbolic framework of the stations of the cross serves in the examination and understanding of the challenging facets of chronic diseases, such as the trials of despair, suffering, and the hope of redemption. The book does not shy away from discussing the most difficult questions the reader might face, including the need to face death and what happens after we die. Original illustrations by the author, classic poetry, and quotes from the Bible and other religious and spiritual texts bring the content into a sharper focus for the reader in an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful volume. This is a book you will want to keep and share with family and friends throughout the disease process.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Déli has made intimate connections here between the psychological and physiological parameters of illness and mortality, linking them to the stages of Christ’s riveting and crucial journey. . . . A moving and important meditation on life and death, on suffering and transcendence.”

—Jay Parini, author of The Way of Jesus



“Eva Déli has the unique ability to reshuffle known facts in such a manner as to reveal the unknown. In this book, she re-imagines the stations of the cross as passages on a mythic journey into meaning and hope, especially directed at those in crisis or nearing the end of their time on earth. With her compassionate heart and poetic prose, I believe she succeeds admirably.”

—Gregory M. Nixon, religion and philosophy researcher and independent scholar



“Chronic pain and disease are one of the most challenging psychological, spiritual, and physical issues a person can face. Visions of Hope offers psychological, spiritual, and medical guidance to help ease suffering and find greater hope and acceptance for anyone facing chronic pain or disease.”

—Matthew Welsh, Clinical Psychologist, VA Outpatient Mental Health Counseling



“As a cancer survivor and a pioneer in existential positive psychology, I welcome Visions of Hope, which combines an uplifting spiritual vision with the sound advice based on science. In the age of Covid-19, we need hope more than ever before. I highly recommend it for all suffering people.”

—Paul T. P. Wong, author of Inspirations for Difficult Times

Contributors-

Eva Deli
Mark O'Malley
Glenn L. Monson

Bio(s)-

Eva Deli is an artist-scientist and author of the 2015 book, The Science of Consciousness, with an extensive background in cancer and consciousness research. Illustrations in this volume reflect her semi-abstract artwork, which can be found at evadeli.com.

Mark O’Malley is a practicing physician with over forty years of medical experience. The book’s up-to-date and comprehensive overview of chronic disease management reflects his generous contribution.

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