Like millions of people in Twelve Step groups around the world, Mark T. Scannell has had an intimate relationship with the Serenity Prayer. A decades-long veteran Twelve Stepper and former Roman Catholic priest, Scannell explored the origins of the prayer that has been a staple in addiction recovery since the 1940s. From his own experience and taking a closer look at the prayer’s deeper history, he has come to believe that this age-old prayer has a vital missing element. In The Gratitude Element, Scannell invites readers to take a new look at an old prayer and see how giving thanks is a natural and essential ingredient in an appeal for serenity, courage, and wisdom.
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Originally from Chicago, Mark Scannell attended the University of Notre Dame for two years before joining the Dominican community and eventually becoming a Roman Catholic priest in 1969. He left the priesthood fifteen years later, after falling in love with Elaine Gaston, who was a Dominican sister. They married in 1985. Mark has worked as a consultant, a counselor, a life coach, and a co-owner of a manufacturer’s representative’s plumbing company. Since retiring from the plumbing business, Mark enjoys officiating weddings, umpiring softball, reading, deepening friendships, cheering for ’Ol Notre Dame, being amazed at the many synchronistic events in his life and in the lives of others, and learning more about the flexibility and plasticity of the human brain. He is in the process of becoming certified as a neurotransformational coach. Mark and Elaine live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and are members of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis.
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Book Description Gasscann Publishers, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 112 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.29 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0996651101
Book Description Gasscann Publishers, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0996651101