Robert R. Ball Explores Meaning of ‘Being With’ in New Book

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‘Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About’ offers view of phrase from religious/psychological perspective.

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Dr. Robert R. Ball, author of “The ‘I Feel’ Formula” and “Walking on Water,” leads readers on a study of the importance of the phrase “being with” in his new book, “Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About” (published by AuthorHouse).

Building on psychologist Everett Shostrom’s explanation that there are only two ways to have a relationship: either “doing to” (manipulation) or “being with,” Ball examines how the simple phrase, “being with,” has such profound significance for all of human life.

Showing that “being with” relationships are crucial for psychological health, Ball describes what it means to have such a relationship. He then examines God’s biblical promise to “be with” his human creations, and how God calls all to share this gift with each other.

“My hope is that the readers of ‘Being With’ will gain new insights into and an appreciation for the core importance of authentic personal relationships,” writes Ball, “along with a new commitment to pursue such relationships in their own lives, as well as gaining new avenues and means by which to attain these priceless treasures as a part of who they are.”

“Being With: Maybe This Is What Life Is All About”
By Robert R. Ball
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 138 pages | ISBN 9781491855829
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 138 pages | ISBN 9781491855836
E-Book | 138 pages | ISBN 9781491855812
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kansas, Robert R. Ball served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force before earning graduate degrees in theology and psychology from Princeton and San Francisco Theological Seminaries. After 28 years as a Presbyterian pastor, he was chosen to be the Executive Director of the State of California’s Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility.

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