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Healing of a Wounded Idealist: A Guide Back to Faith for the Christian Cynic (The Healing of a Wounded Idealist Book 1)

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It has been said that if you scratch under the surface of a cynic you will find a wounded idealist. This short book provides an empathetic look at life as a Christian idealist, a sober view as to what wounds idealists and a practical guide for the Christian cynic back to faith.


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It has been said that if you scratch under the surface of a cynic you will find a wounded idealist. This short book provides an empathetic look at life as a Christian idealist, a sober view as to what wounds idealists and a practical guide for the Christian cynic back to faith.

30 review for Healing of a Wounded Idealist: A Guide Back to Faith for the Christian Cynic (The Healing of a Wounded Idealist Book 1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peter Szabad

    This Book Really is a Guide Back to Faith This book really is a guide back to faith. Disappointment happens. Our idealism gets wounded and we're not the same... Justin and Irene shares this process in a vulnerable and clear way that leaves you feeling understood. It is normal for life to cause these wounds on our idealism because God is forging something more valuable than that, real faith. The book does guide you back to that faith or faithful realism through very clear and simple but challengi This Book Really is a Guide Back to Faith This book really is a guide back to faith. Disappointment happens. Our idealism gets wounded and we're not the same... Justin and Irene shares this process in a vulnerable and clear way that leaves you feeling understood. It is normal for life to cause these wounds on our idealism because God is forging something more valuable than that, real faith. The book does guide you back to that faith or faithful realism through very clear and simple but challenging steps. If you have been a Christian for any length of a time this book is for you. Even if you are not a full fledged idealist, this will help you and equip you to be able to help wounded idealist around you.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Donald

    This is a focused take on how to recognize idealism in your Christian walk, and how to avoid the pitfalls that come with it: pie-in-the-sky dreams, glossing over details and required hard work, and the inevitable cynicism that arises when dreams fail. I found this very helpful to me because I've found myself to be easily cynical. Ultimately cynicism is a mistrust of others' (and one's own!) motivations, expecting others to be sub-moral in why they do what they do. The Rentons' take is that this is This is a focused take on how to recognize idealism in your Christian walk, and how to avoid the pitfalls that come with it: pie-in-the-sky dreams, glossing over details and required hard work, and the inevitable cynicism that arises when dreams fail. I found this very helpful to me because I've found myself to be easily cynical. Ultimately cynicism is a mistrust of others' (and one's own!) motivations, expecting others to be sub-moral in why they do what they do. The Rentons' take is that this is often the result of failed idealism in one's thinking, and I now see that this is true for me. Idealism needs tempering and restraint, just like any other feature in one's character.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Ford

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was very short but contained some helpful practicals to recognizing idealism, the harmful patterns an idealist can fall into, and ways to recover from disappointment and grief when your ideals are disappointed. I really like the point that ENTITLEMENT, not disappointment, is at the root of being a “wounded idealist.” It sounds harsh but it’s actually very refreshing because while I can not control who may or may not disappoint me in the future, I can adjust my attitude and not feel ent This book was very short but contained some helpful practicals to recognizing idealism, the harmful patterns an idealist can fall into, and ways to recover from disappointment and grief when your ideals are disappointed. I really like the point that ENTITLEMENT, not disappointment, is at the root of being a “wounded idealist.” It sounds harsh but it’s actually very refreshing because while I can not control who may or may not disappoint me in the future, I can adjust my attitude and not feel entitled to get my way or expect the world to operate according to my rules.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mike Renton

    A very encouraging study! Thank you for writing such a practical guide for the many people who have found themselves disillusioned with Christian idealism. What a relief that idealism and faith are not the same thing! Understanding the path to faithful realism is a great gift and this book will bring new hope to many searching for a relationship with God.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Timhalmar

    Outstanding blend of psychological theory and Scriptural teaching. A unique insight into a worldview that can be problematic. I am grateful for & have much respect for the insights offered by the authors.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Excellent!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Adam Birr

    Great book. Helpfully defines what it is to be faithful regardless of whether we are by nature an idealist, realist or cynic.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

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    Renee

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    Kate Boyer

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    Jerry Condra

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    Tammy Fleming

  13. 5 out of 5

    David Bliley

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    Neil Robinson

  15. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ann Deam

  17. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

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  19. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Walker

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aubree

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kiara

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Miller

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    Tash

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    Lawrence Lau

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    Emmitt Chang

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn Steffey

  28. 5 out of 5

    Leos Family

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jerine Griffith

  30. 4 out of 5

    Meiwen

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