Books

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The Hero Within

Do you find yourself in the same situations over and over without effective tools to change? Are you curious about how you can move from sole to soul? Would you like to recover the energy of pieces of self you may have knowingly or unknowingly scattered from: self-disregard, heartache, neglect, abuse, chronic illness, trauma, death, or war so you can inhabit yourself more completely? The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We were Born to Fulfill describes how to cultivate pervasive personal peace by re-owning and re-homing scattered pieces of self so that wholeness can be restored. Deborah invites us to penetrate defensive, intimidating inner terrain that often prevents us from encountering our loving, grace-filled, tender self that hides its vulnerability in our depths. Book circles are forming around the country to study this practical, fascinating book. To start a 10-week book circle, identify your need on the “Contact Us” page. Deborah will also participate via phone for one of the weeks.

Books sold outside the continental United States are subject to additional shipping charges. Buyer will be invoiced before the book is shipped.

BULK RATE FOR BOOK SALES:
10 – 19 books @ $19 each + shipping & handling
20 – 29 books @ $18 each + shipping & handling
30 – 39 books @ $17 each + shipping & handling
40 – 49 books @ $16 each + shipping & handling
50 – 59 books @ $15 each + shipping & handling
> 60 books @ $14 each + shipping & handling

To place a bulk order, call Pat @ 727-755-4265.



 

All proceeds from book sales fund the work of Opus Peace.

What Ira Byock says about The Hero Within: “Boldly and without blinking, The Hero Within explores suffering and renewal. Grassman shows us that the human spirit is not defeated by suffering, even in the face of death. With honesty, courage, and love, it grows stronger.”

What the President and CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Don Schumacher, is saying: “Through her unique perspectives, Deborah demonstrates how the concepts of abiding reckoning, and beholding may be used in the reader’s personal and professional life to promote healing. Along this journey, we find new energy and insight on our paths to wholeness. This book just sings!”


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Peace at Last

While caring for thousands of veterans over a 25-year career in a hospice setting at a VA hospital, Deborah Grassman gathered stories of pain, redemption, personal awakening, and peace. She’s built these stories into an unforgettable book, taking the reader on a journey of understanding and growth. Her pioneering work in identifying the unique needs of veterans has changed how this nation honors, respects, and treats veterans at the end of life. Already, her book has become a classic on the topic. Veterans are forming book circles around the country to receive support and healing from their military experiences. As one Veteran said: “I found myself on these pages.”  To start a Veteran book circle, identify your need on the “Contact Us” page. Deborah will also participate via phone for one of the weeks.

Books sold outside the continental United States are subject to additional shipping charges. Buyer will be invoiced before the book is shipped.




 

All proceeds from book sales fund the work of Opus Peace.

What the Director of Home Care for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas Edes MD, is saying: “Over the past 25 years, I’ve cared for veterans of world War I and every war since. If I had had the insight I now have through Deborah and this book, I’d have been a better doctor and a better son. For every person who cares for veterans, knows a veteran, loves a veteran, or is a veteran, this book will bring enlightenment, healing, or both. Frankly, our nation needs to read this book, prepare to cry, and let the healing begin.”

What the President and CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Don Schumacher, is saying: “As President of NHPCO, I commend this book to you as both instructive and inspirational. Deborah Grassman paints a picture of loving, clinical care for veterans and their families. All American caregivers who are involved with veterans (professionally and personally) must read this book. It is a gift to us all.”

What Dan Tobin MD, author of Peaceful Dying, says: “Peace at Last presents important information for healthcare providers as well as family members. It will help us all better understand the unique experiences and characters of veterans. It has taken courage for Deborah to travel the country and raise consciousness about the effects that war has on its veterans and the need to refine our approaches to caring for them.”


Book Circles: Consider Starting One

What do churches, civic groups, book clubs, community associations, healthcare agencies, and prisons have in common? They participate in a book circle utilizing Deborah Grassman’s book, The Hero Within, Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born To Fulfill. The book provides clear, practical, and meaningful perspectives that are shared simply and powerfully, while providing therapeutic tools for personal growth and healing:

-“I keep this book at my bedside now and reference it frequently.”

-“I wish I would have known about this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache.”

-“Sharing the concepts within a community was simply awesome.”

What do veterans, veteran organizations, and civilians who care about veterans have in common? They participate in book circles utilizing Peace at Last: Stories of Hope & Healing for Veterans and Their Families:

-“I met myself on the pages of this book!”

-“I learned lessons from comrades that have gone before me in death. They taught me things about myself that no one else could have. They have taught me how to live!”

We’ll Help You Start One!

Sharing stories in a small community of trustworthy people, remind us that we belong to one another and that we can help each other. Stories connect us to each other and ourselves. Don’t miss this opportunity for new vistas that will awaken your interior hero. Contact us and we will help you start a 10-week Book Circle. Deborah will even join you via phone for one of them!

 

Education. Compelling workshops presented in unusual and engaging ways on intriguing topics: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Aging, Personal Healing, Veteran issues, Self-Care, Chronic Illness, End-of-Life care, Spiritual Growth, PTSD, Forgiveness, Good Grief.

Low-cost Retreats. 1, 2, or 3-day retreats in your city or ours (Tampa). Topics include: Soul Injury, Soul Restoration, Personal Growth and Healing, Forgiveness, Aging.

Soul Restoration Ceremonial Workshops. Caregiving, whether personal or professional, takes a toll! Understandably, we often disconnect from the pain. Disconnecting from the part of self carrying the pain contributes to loss of energy, emptiness, and compassion fatigue. This 4-8 hour ceremonial workshop will provide a restorative experience for your staff or your patients’ families.

Soul Injury Ceremonial Workshops. We will help your community organize, plan, and implement a ceremony for combat veterans which helps them lay down any burdens of unmourned grief or unforgiven guilt they may still be carrying. The gaping hole in our society from the aftermath of war can be healed!

Book Circles for Personal Growth.Utilizing the book, The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill, we will help you grow small communities of people who want to cultivate pervasive personal peace.

Book Circles for Veterans. Utilizing the book, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, you can become an agent of healing for our nation’s heroes by hosting a book circle for veterans and their families.

Free web-based Materials, Tools, Resources, and Blogs.

We offer these services with our Opus Peace prayer: Cultivate in me, oh God, the willingness to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of myself so that I might be restored to Your wholeness. Grow in me the honesty, humility, and courage to release my fears of who I am and who I am not. Fuel me with your Grace. Amen