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Dr. John Bradshaw & Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman

The Secret Life Of God

Rabbi David Aaron

In my thirty-five years of practicing as a Professional Psychotherapist/Pastoral Counselor, I have never found a better book to lead one to the center of one’s being. The Secret Life of God by renowned Rabbi David Aaron puts to rest all the hyperbole and hype approaches to Kabbalah, from the Hollywood in-crowd to the Los Angeles cultic (albeit popular) so-called Kabbalah practice of the Bergs, who try to sell this mystery as one would try to sell a commodity.


The Secret Life of God by David Aaron addresses the absolutely real drawing near to the center of the life of God. I don't care what religion you may be, even an atheist can relate to this book. I have had many patients come back to me and claim to have found healing using the book as a starting point on their journey, under my direction. They say that for the first time in their lives they now understood why they felt so alone. For me as a therapist this melds the spirituality and psychotherapy paradigms together for the very first time to create an unique approach to mental health.


With The Secret Life of God to guide you to yourself, you will never feel alone again! I cannot express enough gratitude to Rabbi David Aaron, who has had the courage to share and guide the common person to this Divine Truth, not for his own popularity or personal fame or gain but to be a "Light Unto the Nations."


I can recommend this book without reservation to all who are looking to make sense out of the life they do not have NOW! So I invite you to read this book to come from the "No-where" to the Now/Here. It all depends on how you were taught to see yourself along side God. Rabbi David Aaron has written an instruction manual for the soul. Come and taste the goodness of the Lord, via one of His best, selfless teachers.


John Bradshaw, Ph.D.

"Healing The Shame That Binds You"

"Family Secrets"

"Creating Love"

"Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child"  


Also any books by the following:

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

Rabbi David Aaron

Marion Woodman

Robert Johnson

Josef Piper

John Lee



Ernest Becker

"The Denial Of Death"

This will be one of the most important books you will ever read in your life! I have read it more that 30 times over the years. This book so impressed me that I named my third son Jonathan Becker Hoffman in his honor. This book was written in 1973 and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1974. That was the same year that Ernest Becker died at age fifty. His other books include. "The Birth and Death of Meaning", "Escape From Evil" and others.



Flannery O'Connor


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Flannery O'Connor


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