"Worship Hollow Gods is an incredible book! A gripping, vivid portrayal of the human spirit through the eyes of a boy making sense of the world. Through beautiful language, the characters stepped off the page; each person's unconscious pain woven in with masterful craftsmanship. Sniechowski's writing is brilliant and engaging, at times poetic and always moving, brightly illustrating the bittersweet reality of life. Stunning every step of the way."
-- Kevin E
In Worship of Hollow Gods, James Sniechowski bears witness to the world of a sensitive nine-year-old boy subjected to the underbelly of his Polish Catholic family in working-class Detroit.
The year is 1950. The family gathers for a Friday-night family poker/pinochle party. The outcome reveals a world no one ever talked about then and are forbidden to talk about now - the unspoken, the impermissible, the reality beneath every family's practiced facade - and what lies beneath when the front has been ripped away.
Sniechowski unsparingly yet compassionately evokes the temptations, trials, and tactics of the family characters while revealing the hollow gods they naively but fatefully worshiped. Listeners, no matter where in the world, will be prompted if not pushed to confront the hollow gods that reside, like living ghosts, in the unseen of their family's way of life, the invisible that sources and shapes their beliefs and behaviors.
Worship of Hollow Gods dredges up familial bonds that grip and hold tight, unconsciously dictating our destiny. It is storytelling at its caring and compelling best.
Are you struggling to find meaning and joy in your career?
Do you wonder why we don't have more women leaders?
Would you like to understand how to fully engage employees and develop high-performing teams?
Lisa Liszcz, Ph.D. is a master coach and consultant who has coached executives and developed teams for over 30 years. Through personal stories, research, and cultural anecdotes, Lisa explains how individuals and leaders can support the emergence of feminine energy in organizations for individual success, employee engagement, and the development of high-performing teams. The results include stronger and happier individuals and more profitable companies.
In her book, Feminine Emergence, Dr. Liszcz describes the need for balance between masculine and feminine energies within individuals, teams, and organizations. She outlines practical steps for bringing both strengths to life. Her insightful stories from her personal history, her interviews with forty-four women, and references to pop culture show the value of bringing more feminine energy into our world.
Feminine Emergenceoutlines what is missing from a life, a team, or an organization that is out of balance. This new and emerging view of life and work inspires the reader to engage divine gifts that are available to all of us.
The reader will learn how to: - Find their own balance of masculine and feminine energy for increased career and life joy. - Engage employees more fully in their work. - Facilitate teams in a way that leverages more talents and skills of members. - Enhance organizational performance through the development of balanced energy and corporate culture.
"Jackson is the most courageous man I have ever known. He has explored a childhood of horrific abuse and committed to offering hope and healing to others. —Sara Hays, LCSW, LMFT TX
Despite the severe childhood abuse he endured, Jackson Hanks is considered an accomplished man, a successful attorney and a highly respected civic leader.
In A Survivor's Surrender Jackson shares with you the lessons he learned from his highly traumatic childhood, in the hope that you may gain inspiration for your own healing journey.
Jackson's message to you is that vulnerability isn't a weakness - it is a trait of courage and authenticity. His strongest desire is that as you read through the chapters of courage and determination,you discover how it is possible to mine important lessons from past experiences.
Let Jackson's remarkable life journey, his pearls of wisdom and his joy for life provide you with hope and encouragement for your own healing journey, wherever that takes you.