Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness

Nancy Kehoe, Author . Jossey-Bass $24.95 (149p) ISBN 978-0-470-45541-8

The shadow of Freud and his view of religion as illusion still looms over psychotherapy, making it problematic for therapists to engage their clients about a subject that can be of great importance and potential benefit. Because she is both a nun and a clinician, author Kehoe can draw on both her psychological and religious training to approach with insight and sensitivity the role of belief and motivation in the lives of people troubled by mental illness. Neither illusion nor panacea, religious belief helps people organize their lives and make decisions. Kehoe has listened for years to people with illness, and she shares their compelling stories. She also discloses her own wrestling with inner religious promptings and their influence in her own choices. This book will be most helpful to other professionals in the field, but its honesty and humility also make it useful for anyone interested in faith and mental illness, particularly anyone with an emotional stake in the difficulties of mental illness. (June)

Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 05/01/2009
Genre: Nonfiction
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