The Language of Tears Paperback

Their gift, mystery and meaning

by David Runcorn

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We so often talk about loss, but not the tears that are shed. David Runcorn explores the meaning and mystery of tears, and what their effect upon us is. 

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The Language of Tears

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  • Want a looker into deep feeling?
  • David Runcorn explores the meaning and mystery of pain
  • You'll discover new ways to understand and care for the tearful
Tears are a common experience we rarely discuss, and then only in relation to pain and loss.

David Runcorn draws upon a long Christian tradition of seeing tears as a gift to explore their deeper meaning and purpose, their place in human life and their significance for prayer and spirituality.

In the early centuries of the church tears were regarded as an extension of baptism or a gift of the Spirit. They were integral to prayer and a vital part of human integration and maturing. Jesus said that those who mourn were 'blessed'.

The Language of Tears explores how tears are a natural and important way of processing loss, uncertainty and anxiety, drawing upon theology, scripture, psychology and biology.

This accessible and sensitive guide is for all engaged in spiritual direction, counselling or pastoral care.

The Language of Tears by David Runcorn was published by Canterbury Press in July 2018 and is our 2063rd best seller. The ISBN for The Language of Tears is 9781786220912.

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Details for The Language of Tears

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (July 2018)
Number of Pages144
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4729040
Page last updated 16th February 2019
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