Drawing insights from his spiritual mentors Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton, Wicks shows how freely entering into the turmoil and joy of other peoples lives can lead to deeper self-knowledge and a powerful encounter with Christ. In this simple, accessible book written in his characteristic warm and direct style, Wicks shows how self-awareness, compassion for others, and prayer are but different turns on the same road of finding and living the Truth. Wicks looks at the three dimensions of spirituality through the lens of availability. Looking first at self-awareness, he offers brief chapters on forgiveness, clarity, and the uniqueness of each person. In part two, he examines availability to others as a twofold challenge: negotiating the difficulties inherent in relationships and entering into others pain. In part three, Wicks explores availability to God, focusing on letting go and experiencing him.
Robert J. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and is professor emeritus Loyola University Maryland. An international speaker, Wicks has also taught in a number of universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, social work, nursing, education, and theology. He has authored more than fifty books, including No Problem, Streams of Contentment, and Riding the Dragon.
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