- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0740710141
- ISBN-13: 978-0740710148
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Abounding Grace An Anthology Of Wisdom Hardcover – September 1, 2000
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Reading Abounding Grace is like taking a master's level class on "Spiritual Wisdom Through the Ages" taught by the old soul of M. Scott Peck. In editing this anthology Peck assembled what he considered to be the most well written, inspirational, and enlightening quotes that speak to the top 12 virtues--happiness, courage, compassion, purity, perseverance, courtesy, faith, goodness, love, respect, strength, and wisdom. He then wrote an introductory essay on each virtue before presenting his lengthy selections of quotes.
When introducing the virtue of "Happiness," Peck asserts his controversial belief that, "The lie is that we are here on earth to be comfortable, happy and fulfilled.... The truth is that our finest moments are more likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers--or even for God."
He follows this elegant essay with a series of profound, tender, and even playful quotes about happiness, such as "There is nothing more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old man's face." (Jean Paul Richter) "The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right." (Anonymous) As a bonus, Abounding Grace also makes a lasting reference book, one of the best sources of spiritually minded quotes available. --Gail Hudson
About the Author
M. Scott Peck, M.D. is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Road Less Traveled, with six million copies in print. His other books include Further Along the Road Less Traveled, The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, Meditations from the Road and Golf and the Spirit.
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his Road Less travelled series really helped me think reflectively about life.Read more