Thursday, April 7, 2011

Back to the Source - Dr. Mic Hunter




Back to the Source – The Spiritual Principles of Jesus

by Dr. Mic Hunter

Written for readers from every faith tradition as well as those from none, this book will challenge you to think about the teachings of Jesus in a new way. Rather than focusing on the miracles usually associated with the story of Jesus, Back To The Source concentrates on the original principles Jesus taught and applies them to the issues we currently face such as war, sexuality, wealth, and the treatment of women and gays. Regardless of your background, you will find applying these principles to your life will change the way you view problems, and improve your relationships with other people, God, and yourself.

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Mic Hunter holds Minnesota licenses as a Psychologist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been sought out by the print and broadcast media for interviews over 150 times including Oprah, CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has spoken throughout North America to professional audiences and the general public over 300 times. He has served as a reviewer for The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, The Journal of Men's Studies, The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and Violence Against Women. He is a recipient of the Fay Honey Knopp Memorial Award, given by the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization, "For recognition of his contributions to the field of male sexual victimization treatment and knowledge." In 2007 the Board of Directors of Male Survivor announced the creation of The Mic Hunter Award For Research Advances. Dr. Hunter, for whom the award was named, became the first recipient. It was given to him for his, “ceaseless pursuit of knowledge about male sexual abuse in all its occurrences, of the eloquent dissemination of new knowledge in this area, and of the stimulation for further study and concern about revealing, treating and preventing male sexual abuse.

PURCHASE
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Written for readers from every faith tradition as well as those from none, this book will challenge you to think about the teachings of Jesus in a new way. Rather than focusing on the miracles usually associated with the story of Jesus, Back To The Source concentrates on the original principles Jesus taught and applies them to the issues we currently face such as war, sexuality, wealth, and the treatment of women and gays. Regardless of your background, you will find applying these principles to your life will change the way you view problems, and improve your relationships with other people, God, and yourself. Back To The Source: The Spiritual Principles Of Jesus was written by Dr. Mic Hunter, a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist, who has spent many years assisting people recovering from addictive disorders and sexual abuse to develop and utilize their own practical spirituality regardless of their previous relationship to religion. Best known for his many books, including Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims Of Sexual Abuse and Honor Betrayed: Sexual Abuse In America’s Military, Dr. Hunter has taken the wisdom he has gained from his decades of study and experience and put it into this new book in a way that is assessable to readers at all stages of faith.

Readers Who Will Benefit From Back To The Source
People of any background who are seeking straightforward advice on how to further develop their spirituality will find what they are seeking. Those who are members of Twelve Step-based fellowships, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, will relate to the examples recounted from the experiences of other members that are used to illustrate the principles taught by Jesus. Dr. Hunter is clear about his belief that one of the places where these principles are being practiced is in Twelve Step meetings. Christians who are interested in taking the principles taught by Jesus and putting them into practice in their daily lives will appreciate Dr. Hunter’s focus on the here and now, rather than on the life here after.

Praise For Back To The Source: The Spiritual Principles Of Jesus
“Dr. Mic Hunter offers a provocative and inspiring book that breaths life into the well-known stories of Jesus, illuminating the universal wisdom and power of his original teachings. Back To The Source is a must read for those who choose to cross the bridge from the important teachings of conventional religion to the deep and life transforming spiritual wisdom of Jesus, the Rabbi. This is a book that both individuals and many teachers can use in their courses and retreats.” Mark Umbreit, Ph.D. Dr. Umbreit is a professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. He travels throughout the world providing training on forgiveness and other spiritual issues. His book Pathways to Spirituality and Healing that he wrote with his wife won the Minnesota Book Award in 2002 and he has published six other books.

“Mic Hunter’s Back To The Source is the right book at the right time. Informed by years of compassionate care for people working their way back from addiction and abuse, Dr. Hunter helps us come to know a Jesus unencumbered by his followers’ disputes. He manages to weave together lessons from the gospel with a deep understanding of the 12-step process. In plain, accessible language he invites us to consider how the ministry of Jesus can take root and change our lives for the better.” Rob Eller-Isaacs. Rob Eller-Isaacs is co-leader, along with his wife, of Unity Church-Unitarian a large long established congregation in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

“Back To The Source zeros in on what it important about Jesus, and caught his spirit very well. It is easy to read and full of valuable information. It will be very helpful in guiding people to grow beyond seeing religion from the perspective of a child. I look forward to using it.” Father John Clay. Father John Clay is the long time beloved spiritual leader of Saint Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Amazon.com 4.0 out of 5 stars A "sublime and benevolent code of morals". Discuss., February 4, 2011 By Matt Boisen "hounddoc" (MN USA) - See all my reviews

"This review is from: Back to the Source: The Spiritual Principles Of Jesus (Paperback) Thomas Jefferson, known to turn a good phrase once in awhile, said: "...I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus." "In extracting the pure principles which he taught, we should have to strip off the artificial vestments in which they have been muffled by priests, who have travestied them into various forms, as instruments of riches and power to themselves... There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man." True to form, Jefferson took apart his New Testament and created his "wee book" of what he believed were the actual teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Dr. Hunter, in his forthright way, has also lifted these teachings from the Bible and set them alongside the Twelve Step program, Swift, Locke, Twain, the Dalai Lama and even Dwight D. Eisenhower to produce a powerful and contemplative essay on the lessons of Jesus for 21st century readers. He uses humor and examples from his professional and private life to illustrate these ideals for everyday use. Written in textbook fashion with discussion questions at the end of each chapter, Back to the Source invites one to dip in and discover the "sublime code" and better yet, to discuss these revelations with friends and loved ones with whom we share this world."

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