Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love

Description

In this groundbreaking book Stephanie Dowrick reconsiders the six great humane virtues that can literally transform the way we see ourselves and others; the way we meet and move through difficulties or grief; the way that we can newly appreciate and treasure our own and others' gift of life. Starting with the essential quality of courage, Stephanie Dowrick also unpicks and makes newly relevant the timeless qualities of fidelity, restraint, generosity, tolerance and - finally - forgiveness. None of these transformative qualities, as she shows, are learned in the abstract. Until they are brought to life through daily existence they remain nothing but high ideals. But when lived, and especially when lived in the grit of difficult or challenging moments, they are profoundly life giving and supportive. Using a range of stories including her own, together with a rare breadth of psychological and spiritual experience and insight, Stephanie Dowrick offers a book that can illuminate some of life's toughest questions and restore your faith in what really matters.

Details

Author(s)
Stephanie Dowrick
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198mm
Publication date
01 Feb 2010
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publication City/Country
Sydney, Australia
ISBN10
1742372260
ISBN13
9781742372266
Bestsellers rank
375,642