Drawing on stories of monks, rabbis, and soldiers; fairy tales and legends; gentle jokes and Zen sayings; Anthony de Mello awakens us to a practical, direct connection with the divine. His exercises encourage a relinquishing of the ego, an acceptance of people as they are, and a freedom from fear and anxiety. De Mello's words strengthen our faith. Upheld by the divine love all around us we feel that we too are "walking on water."
Anthony DeMello, S.J., was born in Bombay in 1931 and passed away in New York in 1987. He was director of the Pastoral and Formation Center in Lonavla, India. A much sought-after spiritual guide, Jesuit priest and psychotherapist, he became widely known for his books on spirituality. His books have been translated into many languages, and continue to be bestsellers today.