YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS by Rev. Andrew M. Greeley

YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Just one book ago (Strangers In the House, Sheed & Ward) Father Andrew Greeley was strafing the apathy and unhappiness of today's teen agers, and sympathizing with the bewildered parents who had to bear with them. But now Father sharply criticizes himself and other writers for their Jeremiads on contemporary youth. Such tirades, he feels, have been at best a drastic oversimplification of the problem and at worst ""utter nonsense"". Your Young Men Shall See Visions is certainly a more idealistic book written in letter style to a young man of 19. The author sees him as ""liberated from the restrictions of childhood, but not yet enslaved by the restrictions of adulthood"", and counsels him accordingly. The book offers a view of life and religion that should have an appeal for a young man, and also provides impetus to the development of broad principles for his spiritual growth. The book comes off well. The correspondence covers a wide variety of subjects -- both practical and inspirational. These range through choosing a career, reading seriously, love and marriage, and the use of leisure for a consideration of the meaning of intellectual freedom, contemplation, maturity and spirituality for anyone living in 1964. Father Greeley's appeal here should not be limited just to a younger audience, but can be read profitably by parents and guidance counselors.

Pub Date: Feb. 12th, 1964
Publisher: Sheed & Ward