The Catholic Guide to Loneliness
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: September 22, 2017
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In The Catholic Guide to Loneliness, Dr. Kevin Vost-- prolific author, lecturer, and veteran Catholic psychologist-- offers a comprehensive guide to loneliness affording men and women the deepest possible answers to the pain of loneliness.
Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you remedies-- secular and religious.
This resource does not promise a universal cure to the pain of loneliness. It does, however, provide the wisdom-- old and new-- to unveil how our loneliness may be aggravated by our sins and shortcomings, and how if our loneliness is indeed unavoidable, we may bear it gracefully, indeed, even joyfully and with much fruit for the salvation of neighbor and ourselves.
"A brilliant, timely, practical work on a universal human subject! Through the author s expertise coupled with judicious scientific and theological resources, the reader is inspired to evaluate pre-conceived notions about loneliness to arrive at a new healthy perspective. I will be gifting this book to family, clergy, medical professionals and laity with whom I serve in the Church's ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism. Dr. Vost's opus is a dynamic contribution to alleviating the epidemic of loneliness."
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., President, Foundation of Prayer for Priests, Author, Praying for Priests, God's Healing Mercy and Editor, When Women Pray
"A meticulously researched, multi-faceted, spiritually rich treatment of the subject. Vost's insights will stoke the fires of faith, hope, and charity in many a lonely soul."
Shane Kapler, Author, Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet
Kevin Vost, Psy.D. has taught psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, MacMurray College, and at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. A former powerlifter and Highland Games Heavy Events competitor, Dr. Vost has also served as a weightlifting instructor, fitness writer for the International Association of Resistance Trainers, Research Review Committee Member for American Mensa (the high IQ society), lector for St. Agnes Catholic Church, and fast food fries and drink man (a few decades back). His voice (and sometimes the rest of him) travel the globe sharing themes of faith, philosophy, and fitness on radio, television, and in live presentations.
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