With total book sales of more than 200,000 copies, spiritual teacher Robert J. Wicks brings his characteristic warmth and insight to his newest book, No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life, an "inner workshop" for the soul. He shows readers that personal transformation is attainable through a simple, day-by-day process of identifying and turning the next corner of his or her spiritual life. For Robert Wicks, forward motion in the spiritual life is "no ...
With total book sales of more than 200,000 copies, spiritual teacher Robert J. Wicks brings his characteristic warmth and insight to his newest book, No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life, an "inner workshop" for the soul. He shows readers that personal transformation is attainable through a simple, day-by-day process of identifying and turning the next corner of his or her spiritual life.
For Robert Wicks, forward motion in the spiritual life is "no problem." All it takes is the right perspective and a little bit of knowledge—both of which he provides through his book’s three-part structure: twenty lessons, three doorways, and thirty daily exercises. Wicks’s twenty lessons are bite-sized and practical, and he shows how the two great commandments (love God, love others) and the parable of the Good Samaritan form doorways to spiritual riches. In part three, Wicks provides the tools and coaching for readers to conduct their own inner workshops. In these thirty spiritual exercises, Wicks invites his readers to acknowledge, accept, and start where they are, employing simple practices and assuring that God’s grace will carry them around the next spiritual corner.
James Martin, S.J., Author The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
"Gentle, wise, and sensible advice from an experienced spiritual guide to help you find God in all that you do, and in all that you are—and will be."
Donald Cozzens, Author of Notes from the Underground
"In this thin but rich book, seasoned psychologist and spiritual guide, Robert Wicks, takes us on a healing walk through the spiritual malaise of much of modern life. No Problem is filled with fresh insights to help us around and over the gritty road bumps of everyday life. This is spiritual writing at its best—firmly grounded in the wisdom figures of the past and present and psychologically informed with the best of holistic thinking."
Mary DeTurris Poust, Author of Cravings
"From the opening lines of No Problem, Robert Wicks identified what seems to be my eternal struggle: allowing my faith to become more than the words I profess and pray, allowing it to infuse my life with the joy and hope that is at its core. I found myself not wanting to move through the book too quickly, but savoring the daily reflections the way they were meant to be read. This book is perfect for anyone who tries daily to live the faith in the fullest sense but too often gets caught up in the chaos of life around us."
Robert J. Wicks strives to open people who are used to giving to the miracle of receiving. He accomplishes this goal by marrying sound psychology and basic spiritual truths that set the stage for profound personal transformation. A popular presenter at workshops and conventions, Wicks is especially appealing to people in the helping professions—physicians, teachers, psychologists, and ministers—assisting them to integrate the psychological and the spiritual so they can extend their emotional flames to others without burning out in the process. He has worked around the globe—from the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated to the United States from Rwanda to conducting workshops in Cambodia for members of the international community assigned to help the Khmer people rebuild their nation. Additionally, he delivered presentations at Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals involved in caring for Iraqi war veterans with amputations and severe head injuries.
Wicks, a Queens, New York, native, received a master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1973 from St. John’s University and a doctorate in psychology from Philadelphia’s Hahnemann Medical College in 1977. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded Wicks a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church.
Wicks has written more than forty books including Streams of Contentment, Riding the Dragon, and Crossing the Desert. He is on faculty at Loyola University, Maryland.
Wicks and his wife Michaele have a grown daughter. They live in suburban Baltimore, Maryland.