Learning to Flourish—Mind, Body & Spirit
What Happens in Our Soul Happens in Our Cells
Research shows that our emotional, spiritual, and physical health are tightly intertwined. Spiritual difficulties can have physical consequences, and physical illnesses can have emotional and even spiritual ramifications. So in order for true healing to occur, it must happen holistically--mind, body, and spirit.
Providing a fresh vision of what a flourishing life looks like, Susie Larson shares practical, biblical ways to:
· Replace defeating thoughts with redemptive ones
· Overcome stress and embrace God's peace
· Deal with the "I can'ts" embedded in our souls
· Trade unhealthy habits for new life-giving practices
We cannot keep ignoring the mental and/or emotional symptoms that are trying to get our attention. Fully Alive is an uplifting guide for anyone who longs to know the health, freedom, and wholeness that Jesus wants for each of us.
"A stunningly raw book that breathes hope and life into the distressed soul."--LISA BEVERE, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International
"Fully Alive will take the reader through simple steps that will free the mind, heal the heart, and improve one's physical health."--TIMOTHY R. JENNINGS, MD, author The Aging Brain
Includes reflection questions for personal or group use. A DVD study companion is also available separately.
Susie Larson is a popular media voice, author, and national speaker. A veteran of the fitness field, she has twice been voted a top-ten finalist for the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award. Susie and her husband live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Fully Alive is a stunningly raw book that breathes hope and life into the distressed soul. Susie holds nothing back, her words stemming from personal experience and girded with a passion to see God's people flourish. This practical guide will give you the tools and encouragement you need to face the difficulties of life, pursue wholeness, and believe God for a miracle."
Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of Messenger International
"With every physical malady there are two battles: the physical illness itself and the assault on our minds--the doubts, fears, guilt, condemnation, questioning, and uncertainty about one's faith. Genuine healing is more than fixing the cells of the body. Genuine wellness requires healing the mind. Susie Larson has fought this fight, and through God's grace has discovered incredible insights that pierce the shroud of gloom, discouragement, and fear. Fully Alive will take the reader through simple steps that will free the mind, heal the heart, and improve one's physical health."
Timothy R. Jennings, MD, DFAPA, author of The God-Shaped Brain, The God-Shaped Heart, and The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Sharpen Your Mind
"How do we reconcile the intersection of the 'already, but not yet' of our lives and persevere in the midst of suffering? Susie so beautifully and eloquently engages our hearts and minds to pray for a breakthrough."
Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of the IF:Gathering
"As a counselor and woman who has struggled with anxiety and depression, I appreciate that Susie's message is practical and inspirational, filled with truth and tactics, and offers encouragement as well as empowering resources. God sees us as whole beings, and Susie shares His perspective in this healing, life-changing book."
Holley Gerth, bestselling author of What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days
"I fix people. God heals them. Mine is an event. His is a journey. Susie gives us in Fully Alive a pathway to move from skin-deep fixing to deep heart healing. As Susie states, 'What happens in our souls happens in our cells . . . dare to lift your eyes and trust Him!' Take this journey and grab your impossible healing!"
Tom Blee, MD, trauma and acute care surgeon, author of How to Save a Surgeon: Stories of Impossible Healing, and founder and director of LIFEteam
"This book will change your life. Really. Because it's so much more than a book--this is like having a wise, tender spiritual guide walk you through the places in your life you most want healing and restoration. I'm cheering!"
John Eldredge, author of Wild at Heart
"I'm often given the opportunity to endorse the writings of my friends, but none have touched me as deeply as this one. Susie takes us far deeper than wishful thinking and plows down beneath despair to plumb the wealth of all God has for His children. Don't rush through this one. Your soul cries out for the truth in these pages."
Sheila Walsh, author of It's Okay not to be Okay
"If you're stuck, have unresolved grief, or are beaten down, prepare to be unstuck, healed, and lifted up! Susie will cheer you on every step of the way in this handbook for healing until you're full of fierce faith and holy confidence."
Laura Harris Smith, CNC, nutritionist, author of The 30-Day Faith Detox and The Healthy Living Handbook, and TV host of theTHREE
"Wow. Just WOW! Fully Alive truly is inspiring, educational, and healing. It fully captures the spirit of suffering and restoration. This book will serve so many!"
Dr. Troy Spurrill, CEO of Synapse: A Center for Health and Healing
"As a physician, I am often struck by how spiritual and emotional blockages such as guilt, shame, and fear cause profound and distressing physical changes in one's body. Susie's book captures this complex dynamic between our physical health, our mental and emotional well-being, and our spiritual vibrancy. You will find great teaching, encouragement, and hopefully a path toward wholeness and wellness in Christ, our Savior and True Healer."
Jimmy Ching, MD, Allina Health
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