2/21/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David Mann, Ashland Theological Seminary professor of counseling and director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, has published a new book titled “Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life.”
The book, published by Wipf & Stock Publishers, is available online and at the Ashland University and Ashland Theological Seminary bookstores.
Mann said he believes the book will inspire those who have felt discouraged by their attempts to overcome problems and provide guidelines for dealing with life's challenges as a Christian.
“Living in this world can be hazardous to one's health,” Mann said. “Struggles to deal with pain and suffering drive a number of people to counselors, pastors and popular ‘how to’ books on Christian living to find healing.”
Mann said the experience of feeling deeply wounded by life's events not only hinders people from enjoying life, it also undermines the idea that God has a plan for our lives that surpasses many of our wildest dreams.
“Grappling with the place of God's grace in our lives, how to effectively deal with our problems, and attaining authenticity of being and purpose in life blend into our daily walk as followers of Christ,” he said. “Building upon the belief that there is far more to the Christian life than simply making it into heaven, ‘Open My Heart, Heal My Soul: Living the Grace-Saturated Life’ helps readers who have found the journey of life to be frustrating and painful gain new insight into living.”
Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.