Paul has written eight books to date:

  • In Dr. Paul Dunion's Family: In Search of Genuine Belonging (March 2024), readers are taken on a journey to explore the many different ways that love can be derailed within a family dynamic. From the surface-level facade of the Looking Good Family to the emotionally Enmeshed and Estranged Families, Dunion provides insightful guidance on how to identify and break free from toxic patterns that may be holding us back.
  • My Days with Emma: A Soulful Path to Elderhood (January 2023). The latest work from Paul Dunion offers readers a gripping invitation to view aging as something beyond a succession of birthday celebrations. The text unfolds with a combination of exposition and dialogue between the author, who himself is a therapist and his psychotherapist and mentor, Emma. Readers are offered an unprecedented look at a therapist’s quest to bring depth and meaning to his own aging.
  • Wisdom: Apprenticing to the Unknown and Befriending Fate (June 2021) focuses on what it means to see life as offering an initiation guiding and challenging us to find our way to our own depths. It provides a blueprint for bringing an abiding quality of wisdom to our heart's desire, our thinking, and our decisions. Wisdom has already received accolades in a Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review.
  • Seekers: Finding Our Way Home (2016) is about what it means to be a “threshold dweller," making peace with what is while dreaming of what might be.  This book received high praise in the 2018 Writers Digest Awards: "It offers easy-to-understand, though not simple, teachings that will help readers learn more about others as they go through self-examination. The person who is willing to read and pursue this book is the examination."
  • Path of the Novice Mystic: Maintaining a Beginner’s Heart and Mind (2013) offers a seminal perspective to Secular Mysticism. The reader is invited to consider letting go of viewing life as dominating and victimizing, as well as giving up heroic inclinations to conquer life. From what Dunion calls “maintaining a beginner’s heart and mind," we can learn to have an intimate relationship with life, enriched by a devotion to gratitude and generosity.
  • Dare to Grow Up: Learn to Become Who You Are Meant to Be (2011) is a roadmap challenging us to a deepening of maturity not commonly found in our culture. It has been adopted as a classroom text by the Hamline University School of Business.
  • Shadow Marriage: A Descent into Intimacy (2006) offers a unique perspective on the initiation of marriage, introducing a paradigm shift away from the pursuit of nuptial happiness to an invitation to marital creativity.
  • Temptation in the House of the Lord (2004) focuses on his understanding of Clerical Incest.

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