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The Resource It's not you, it's everything : what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life, Eric Minton

It's not you, it's everything : what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life, Eric Minton

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It's not you, it's everything : what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life
Title
It's not you, it's everything
Title remainder
what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life
Statement of responsibility
Eric Minton
Title variation
It is not you, it is everything
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Language
eng
Summary
"If we can agree on anything, it's that we are not okay. Our culture is reeling from the ravages of a global pandemic, a precipitous rise in depression and anxiety, suffocating debt, white supremacy, hypercapitalism, and a virulent political animus--to name a few. But what if it's not us? What if it's... well, everything? What if trying to conform to a sick culture is actually making us sick? It's Not You, It's Everything is a timely and incisive inquiry into the anxious pursuit of happiness at all costs. Psychotherapist and former pastor Eric Minton claims that the pernicious melding of capitalism and Christianity means a world of competition, perfection, and scarcity disguised as self-help and self-care. Rather than shaming, silencing, or medicating away our disappointment at not having obtained the happiness we were promised, however, Minton posits a radical alternative. In an impertinent, droll, yet pastoral voice, Minton suggests that our "not-okayness" will require rethinking everything we thought we knew about God, depression, the economy, culture, education, technology, and happiness. Our angst--and that of our children and teenagers--is telling us the truth about the kind of world we've created. By naming all the ways we're not okay, we move away from fear and shame and toward love, and trust, and trustworthiness. We'll need nothing less than hip-hop, Mr. Rogers, liberation theology, and Jesus to get us there. But on the other side of our pain is a radical "okayness" that might just set us free"--
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Minton, Eric
Dewey number
241/.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV4647.J68
LC item number
M55 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Spiritual life
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It's not you, it's everything : what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life, Eric Minton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 198 pages
Isbn
9781506471914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1315761839
  • (OCoLC)on1315761839
Label
It's not you, it's everything : what our pain reveals about the anxious pursuit of the good life, Eric Minton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 198 pages
Isbn
9781506471914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1315761839
  • (OCoLC)on1315761839

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