The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Religion - 208 pages
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A thoughtful exploration of loneliness, in the tradition of Henri Nouwen's classic Reaching Out. Loneliness may be more pervasive now than at any other time in human history. Cell phones and "instant messaging" not withstanding, our longing for meaningful connections seems to increase in direct proportion to our accessibility.

In The Restless Heart, Ronald Rolheiser identifies different types of loneliness and discusses the dangers and opportunities they represent in our lives. Using contemporary parables from literature, film, and his own life, he shows that loneliness can be a tremendously creative and even valuable force when it is recognized, accepted and used as a dynamic catalyst. With his trademark clarity of vision, honesty, and intelligence, Rolheiser offers a distinctively Christian approach to living an examined, involved life and presents suggestions that will free readers to discover greater meaning and fulfillment in their own lives.
 

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Review: The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness

User Review  - Bradley - Goodreads

This is the second Rolheiser book I've read. I've enjoyed them both. His Holy Longing is somewhat of a classic. This one may not be quite as well written. Apparently it was a very early work and at ... Read full review

Review: The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness

User Review  - Melvyn Foo - Goodreads

Despite being repetitive at times, this treatise on loneliness contains substantive wisdom. It is the kind of book that you can always glean some new insight and deeper understanding of self ... Read full review

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Contents

THE DANGERS OF
14
BRINGING THE PROBLEM
39
THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES ON
71
THE NEW TESTAMENT
91
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109
AUGUSTINE
111
THOMAS AQUINAS
113
KARLRAHNER
122
THE POTENTIAL LUE
128
TOxRD A SPIRITUllTY
151
NOTES
182
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RONALD ROLHEISER, O.M.I., is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology. He is the author of The Holy Longing, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, Forgotten Among the Lilies, The Shattered Lantern. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers in five countries. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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