In an uncertain world, quickly changing by the day, we need a few simple beliefs we can trust, and they better be dependable. Sourcing the ages and traditions of the globe, De Mello offers just that, simple certainties that hold you up. Chapters on Silence, Peace, Happiness, Prayer, Liberation, Clarity and more lead the reader in an assuring reflection on the simple essentials of life, and the source of true joy. Images on every page add to the meditative experience this book by one of the great spiritual masters offers. 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 de Mello, 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.