This book wisely encompasses several aspects of human life. It helps people who devote themselves to pastoral care and counseling to work with an integrated vision and a clear understanding of their role. For the author, the focus of pastoral work lies in the growth, maturity, and development of the person as physical/psychological/spiritual/social wholeness--an image of wholeness that should permeate all pastoral action. The author's reflection is aimed at pastoral practice, and his language is simple, even when he raises deep issues. All this demonstrates a vast pastoral, professional and teaching experience, which he shares openly.