2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2008
This book goes to the heart of who we are in this complex society. Not only does it provide insights into helping others discovers how to become who they are meant to be but it also provides a deeper undertanding of the cultural baggage one carries and the challenges individuals need to be wlling to encounter in our life' journey, in our search for fulfillment and a meaningful life.
on January 29, 2014
I have read the Patristic Period Authors, the Desert Fathers, and most Christian Spirituality classics of the last 1500 years. Out of these hundreds of books, I have never found one volume that conveys so much knowledge and insight. This is a book for people who are seriously committed to understanding and living the spiritual journey, seeking to live in God and let God live in them- entering what Gratton calls the "Mystery". The integration of her vast knowledge of psychology with her deep understanding of the path of Christian union with God is inspiring. i have reread this book at least four times and continue to read it in the hope of appropriating a measure of the wisdom contained into my own ministry. Her appreciation for the many paths into God is clear.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2009
I used the "search inside" feature to learn more about what looked like a good book for use in my work in spiritual direction. However, from the table of contents, it became clear that the author is writing from a strongly Christian perspective. I am Jewish and am looking for spiritual guidance resources to use in a Jewish faith context. I just feel that potential buyers need to be aware of the perspective of the author before making a purchase, as some books of this type can be useful to people of all faiths. From the table of contents, I don't think that would be true with this book.