Explores how self-knowledge can lead to spiritual growth. We cannot ponder the meaning and mystery of God without, at the same time considering the meaning and purpose of our own existence. Or, to put it another way, as Christians we can approach the mystery of ourselves only in the presence of God who, in Christ, has entered the depths of our own reality and abides at the heart of our being. Helpfully arranged in short, easy-to-read chapters, this moving and ultimately reassuring book draws on the Eastern Christian tradition in order to help us explore the nature of self-knowledge and spiritual growth.
Born in Poland in 1931, Irma Zaleski has lived in Canada since 1952, where she has worked as a translator, university lecturer and writer. She is the author of the Canadian bestseller Living the Jesus Prayer (Novalis/Continuum), Encounter with a Desert Mother (Peregrina), Who Is God? (Novalis) and our own The Way of Repentance (Triangle, 2000)