New Xulon Book Of Advice Shares The Joy Of The Beatitudes With A Meaningful Journey To Find Authentic Self Love

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Leonard J. Corcoran introduces a behavior that will transform the perception of Christians from judgmental to carriers of love

THE BEATITUDES: 9 STEPS TO AUTHENTIC SELF-LOVE - Living with Conern for Christ 24-7

Readers will learn the third party way of communicating that Jesus uses

Leonard J. Corcoran’s new book, THE BEATITUDES: 9 STEPS TO AUTHENTIC SELF-LOVE - Living with Concern for Christ 24-7, ($14.99, paperback, 9781498465755; $6.99, e-book, 9781498465762) expounds on Jesus’ desire for people to love their authentic selves, which would then allow them to love others without hidden intentions. He wants to share with readers the joy of the Beatitudes in contemporary metaphors and behaviors – behaviors that are understandable, acceptable, doable, and more importantly, effective.

Leonard’s background in leading workshops to improve the assertive skills of individuals help to craft a series of steps in this book to help people stay centered on developing true Christian mindsets. Each chapter covers particular Beatitudes of interest, beginning with separating, or “detaching”, from focuses on self and/or others to be replaced for concern for Christ. As readers progress through the book, and learn to embrace their true selves, Leonard guides them toward harnessing their assertive skills in resemblance of Jesus’ meek and humble, but firm, assertiveness. The results will improve readers’ personal beliefs in themselves and what God has ordained for them, and also be a means of encouragement to others and reinforcement of good Christian behavior.

“Readers will learn the third party way of communicating that Jesus uses,” states the author. “His concern was for the plan of the Father – not for himself or others. He was neither aggressive (concern for self) nor passive (concern for others). He was assertive (concern for the third party). Readers will learn assertive skills to be used in their concern for the third party – Christ! I use the term “Concern for Christ” to include Community (Body of Christ), family, work unit, the Church, et al. This makes harmonious relationships almost automatic – and facilitates the progressive path in Spiritual Development through the four stages of the Beatitudes.”

Leonard J. Corcoran has a degree from the University of Notre Dame. He has spent 46 years as a trainer – Director of Training for three corporations, and as a Management Consultant for a Multinational Corporation and a RV Dealership. He has also conducted numerous workshops for individuals and organizations. He is a facilitator for the STEP parenting course. He participated in church activities such as Grand Knight in two Knights of Columbus Councils – in addition to Cursillo, Kairos, Marriage Encounter, and Christ Renews His Parish. He is married to Chris, and together they have nine children, 26 Grandchildren, and 33 Great-Grandchildren.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order THE BEATITUDES: 9 STEPS TO AUTHENTIC SELF-LOVE - Living with Concern for Christ 24-7 through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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