~*~ An excellent book for a counsellor's library ~*~
Brilliantly clear, optimistic book which shows how the great human & humane virtues can help in times of hardship & lead to a joyful, trusting, enriched life.
Dowrick grounds her work in real lives & incidents, drawing on times when people need strength provided by one of the virtues to move their lives on. She ranges widely in Eastern and Western philosophy and spirituality as well as psychology to explore COURAGE, FIDELITY, RESTRAINT, GENEROSITY, TOLERANCE, and FORGIVENESS.
Through stories memorably told, she shows that - far from being dull - these virtues have much to teach us about Honour, Endurance, Tolerance, Steadfastness, and, above all, LOVE.
Stephanie Dowrick has extremely deep and useful insights but they are grounded in lives you can actually recognize.
Paperback, 360 pages, 1997