Already Within is a true love story. As you turn over its pages, your life, too, will be turned around. These reflections need to be lingered over, mulled over, wondered over. They are drawn from the seasons of the year, the seasons of the liturgical cycle and the seasons of our hearts. They empower us to see the treasures of joy and courage already within us, to divine the springs of light and love hidden in all that happens to us - even in the most painful experiences. They fill us with hope. They tug at our hearts and make us cry. They remind us of a precious wisdom that we carry deep within us - but have almost forgotten. They restore our beauty. They give us permission to believe in ourselves, to be ourselves. In that sense, they save us.
It is impossible to read this book without being transformed by it. Our lives are radically altered when we learn to see everything differently, to reflect on our experiences in a new way. Already Within contains the distilled essence of the author's life-ministry of preaching and teaching. Originally written for the Tablet, this collection represents O'Leary's best writing - challenging, compelling, consoling, prophetic and prayerful. As Richard Rohr said of his best-selling Travelling Light, 'It is such wisdom as Daniel O'Leary's that will lead our people through this dark and narrow time in Western Christianity. God always sends us what we need.'
About the Author:
Daniel O'Leary MA (UK), MA (CA), was Chair of the Religious Studies Department in St Mary's University College, London
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