GRACE AND THE SEARCHING OF OUR HEART by

GRACE AND THE SEARCHING OF OUR HEART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book is called ""a companion for self-discovery and renewal"". It supplies a much needed addition and corrective to the many roadmaps and techniques that are so freely offered these days to man in search of himself. Dr. Charles R. Stinnette, who has been professor of pastoral theology in the psychiatry and religion program of Union Theological Seminary, in New York, is concerned to do what modern counseling cannot do, supply the missing Christian element which leads man to meet God at the very source of his own identity and being. The final goal of man is to find God within us, who made us ""in the mode of heaven"". To be known of God"", he says, and to live in a community of such knowledge is to know oneself. And such personal identity is sustained only in that community ""whose time and space is spent not in self-ended pursuits, but in self-giving glad response to God"". All this is the gift of the Grace of God who helps find him in the searching of our hearts. This is a calmly contemplative book, which does indeed view with alarm man's self-centered predicament, but always the light of the assurance of God's acceptance of all who truly seek him.

Publisher: Association Press