Books by Conrad W. Baars, M.D.

(or co-authored by Dr. Baars. All books are in paperback.)

I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and the Renewal of the Church

Born Only Once

Healing the Unaffirmed

Feeling and Healing Your Emotions

Psychic Wholeness and Healing

The Unquiet Heart

Doctor of the Heart

How to Treat and Prevent The Crisis in the Priesthood

A Priest for All Seasons—Masculine and Celibate

The Homosexual's Search for Happiness

 

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 I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and Renewal of the Church

 "Addressing the needs of the faithful necessitates addressing the needs of those who bring Christ to us in a special way – priests, religious and consecrated persons. In a time burdened with doubt, mistrust, and suspicion of the Church and those who serve her, Dr. Baars presents profound insight to aid laypersons, priests and religious in order to help usher in a new springtime of life into the Church. “In seeking remedies for the trials and scandals that plague the Church in the world, the lessons contained in this book should be placed in the hands of every bishop and major religious superior. The analysis of the mental and emotional causes and effective remedies of these problems presented by Anna Terruwe and Conrad Baars have been praised by Pope Paul VI and John Paul II. In basing their scientific principle upon revelation, the teaching of the Church and the philosophies of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi, they present lessons that obviously are founded upon a message presented by God through His beloved disciple John: that ‘that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son’… and that this ‘God of Love’ is the Source of Affirmation and healing. Rev. Gervase Cain, TOR. 303 pages. © St. Paul's/Alba House.

Baars, Conrad W., I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and the Renewal of the Church. Suzanne M. Baars, MA & Bonnie N. Shayne, MA eds. St. Paul's/Alba House, 2008.

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Born Only Once: The Miracle of Affirmation by Conrad W. Baars, MDBorn Only Once: The Miracle of Affirmation

A small, easy-to-read book which was written especially for the many, many people that never find true happiness in lifeeven if they are successful, rich, powerful, or famous. Dr. Baars dedicated this book to those who are lonely, insecure and depressed, who feel worthless, inadequate, afraid of the world they must live in, and who feel unloved and unlovable. This is a book about the "miracle of affirmation" and "learning to live the affirming life"—essential concepts to understand. What is it that each person needs to be a happy, healthy person? How is each of us affirmed and how can we affirm othersso that they, too, can know their goodness and worth? An excellent introduction to Dr. Baars and Dr. Terruwe's work. Originally published in 1975 and reprinted in 2001 with a preface by Suzanne Baars. 124 pages.

Baars, Conrad W., Born Only Once: The Miracle of Affirmation. Quincy, Ill: Franciscan Press, Quincy University, 2001.

Letter from Mother Theresa of Calcutta to Dr. Conrad Baars, 1978

on Born Only Once

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Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation DisorderHealing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder

This book focuses on every human person's need for authentic affirmationgenuine, unconditional love—and what happens when a person does not receive that loving affirmation from another person. The important discovery of Emotional Deprivation Disorder (originally called the Frustration or Deprivation Neurosis), a syndrome resulting from a lack of affirmation in life, is discussed in this book. The authors' describe the symptoms and the treatment of this syndrome as well as what can be done to prevent it. It is a condensed version of the authors' book Loving and Curing the Neurotic, a psychiatric book which was published in 1972. Loving and Curing the Neurotic was edited and revised and republished in two editions: Healing the Unaffirmed and Psychic Wholeness and Healing.

This book is geared for a wide audiencelay persons, mental health professionals and those involved in Christian ministry and the moral formation of others. Edited and revised in 2002 so that the book is compatible with current psychological terminology. 221 pages.

Baars, Conrad W. & Anna A. Terruwe, Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder. Rev. ed. Suzanne M. Baars and Bonnie N. Shayne (eds.). Staten Island, NY: ST PAULS/Alba House, 2002. (Previously published by Alba House as Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Deprivation Neurosis.)

 

To read reviews from the publisher's website: Alba House Reviews

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Feeling and Healing Your Emotions by Dr. Conrad W. BaarsFeeling and Healing Your Emotions

Written with the nonprofessional in mind, this book is also an important aid for mental health professionals, pastoral counselors and teachers. It is written in an understandable question and answer format to bring the reader to an understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life. It includes such topics as anger, guilt, sin, scrupulosity, repression and will-training, and discusses what is helpful and harmful to the developing and growing individualboth emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.  Dr. Baars speaks from a Christian perspective on these issues and shows how people can grow to psychological wholeness and happiness. 277 pages.

Baars, Conrad W. Feeling and Healing Your Emotions. Rev. ed. Suzanne M. Baars and Bonnie N. Shayne (eds.). Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1979, Gainesville, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2003.

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Psychic Wholeness and Healing by Anna A. Terruwe, MD and Conrad W. Baars, MDPsychic Wholeness & Healing: Using ALL the Powers of the Human Psyche*

An exploration of man’s psyche, integrated with his spiritual dimension. Essentially this book integrates modern psychological discoveries with the psychology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Dr. Terruwe and Dr. Baars take a refreshing look at the human person and healing from a Christian perspective, something which the secular humanistic, and scientific views of man fail to take into account. The reader is given an understanding of many of the repressive disorders which include symptoms such as fear, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger, fatigue, scrupulosity and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. The repressive process, the different types of repressive disorders and their appropriate treatment are discussed. Clinical cases underscore the concepts in this book, bringing the reader an understanding of the freedom available through the healing of these emotional disorders and *hope* for those afflicted. This book is geared for a wide audiencelay persons, mental health professionals and those involved in Christian ministry and the moral formation of others. It includes the English translation of Dr. Terruwe's thesis on the human person's normal emotional, spiritual and intellectual life. 264 pages.

(*Please note that the words "psychic" and "psyche" in title of this book refer to "psychological" wholeness.)

Terruwe, Anna A. & Conrad W. Baars. Psychic Wholeness and Healing: Using ALL the Powers of the Human Psyche. Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1981.

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The Unquiet HeartThe Unquiet Heart: Reflections on Love and Sexuality

Christian reflections on the topics of love and sexuality such as human love, charitable love, marital love, celibate love, and the psychology of love and sexuality. How to find peace and joy in a world filled with self-gratification. 172 pages.

Part One: Theology of Love and Sexuality (Jordan Aumann, OP)

Part Two: Psychology of Love and Sexuality (Dr. Conrad Baars)

Aumann, Jordan & Conrad Baars. Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1991.

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Doctor of the Heart: An Autobiography by Dr. Conrad W. Baars, MDDoctor of the Heart: An Autobiography

Dr. Conrad W. Baars' autobiography published posthumously. The book focuses primarily on Dr. Baars' experiences in the Dutch and French underground during WWII, his internment in Buchenwald concentration camp, and the liberation of the camp by the U.S. 3rd Army under General Patton. It also explains how he was led to the practice of psychiatry. 226 pages; 8 pages of photographs.

Baars, Conrad W. Doctor of the Heart. Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1996.

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How to Treat and Prevent The Crisis in the Priesthood: (Now found in  I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and Renewal of the Church.)

This booklet discusses the role of the Church in the causation, treatment and prevention of the crisis in the priesthood. Pamphlet50 pages.

Please note that this is the same as Dr. Baars' monograph titled: "The Role of the Church in the Causation, Treatment, and Prevention of the Crisis in the Priesthood ."

Baars, Conrad W. How to Treat and Prevent The Crisis in the Priesthood. Chicago, Ill: Franciscan Press, 1972.

 

A Priest for All SeasonsMasculine and Celibate: (Now found in I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and Renewal of the Church.)

Discussion of celibacy, maturity, masculinity and the priesthood. Pamphlet39 pages.

Baars, Conrad W. A Priest for All Seasons: Masculine and Celibate. Chicago, Ill: Franciscan Press, 1972.

 

The Homosexual's Search for Happiness: (Now found in I Will Give Them a New Heart: Reflections on the Priesthood and Renewal of the Church.)

Compassionate look at homosexuality and the need for authentic affirmation in one's life. Includes pastoral guidelines. Pamphlet34 pages.

Baars, Conrad W. The Homosexual's Search for Happiness. Chicago, Ill: Franciscan Press, 1976.

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