Living Beyond the Pain

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Living Beyond the Pain

Living Beyond the Pain: Insights for Your Journey of Transformation
By Gordon Selley (collaboration with Steve Rabey), 2012

Gordon went from living the American Dream as a successful doctor to suffering with obesity, chronic pain, divorce, depression, financial pressures and aimlessness. After a time of wallowing in despair, Gordon embarked on a journey of change and healing. The lessons he learned while confronting his many dire challenges can now help you with the problems you face.

Every journey is unique, but people who want to rearrange their lives need to start where they are. Living Beyond the Pain begins by encouraging readers to take a good, hard look at their lives. Gordon’s life felt like the Sahara Desert, complete with blinding light, oppressive heat and deadly dryness. After pursuing too many mirages that promised immediate relief from his suffering, he learned that the only way to escape his Sahara was to walk, step by step, to a new place.

The journey of transformation that Gordon describes involves numerous practical steps that readers can apply to their own challenges. Transformation begins with making peace with your pain. Confronting self-doubts and other negative mindsets can lead the way to disciplines of body, mind and spirit that bring about a new way of living. Rebuilding a broken life also requires a new vision for your future that incorporates your hopes, dreams and limitations. Connecting with others also helps speed the journey.

While many self-help books promise that change can happen easily and quickly, Gordon knows transformation is a lifelong journey. But it is possible, and this hopeful and practical book shows readers what they can do to turn their own lives around.

“The insights I would like to share with you in Living Beyond the Pain are not mirages,” says Gordon. “Some of them may fit you better than others, but each and every one of them has greatly impacted my life, and I believe they can do the same for you, no matter what kinds of pain and suffering and tragedy you may have experienced or are experiencing now.”

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Korean, Side by Side: Disciple-Making for a New Century
Norwegian, The Lessons of St. Francis
Chinese, The 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible

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