Coauthors Bishop and Grunte have taken the psychological concept of the inner child and multiplied it into the concept of inner children. They assert that troubled adults must deal with a host of wounded children within themselves to resolve old issues. Case studies and detailed instructions for finding and healing these inner families are included. Unfortunately, most readers will balk at the premise of this book. For a more believable and compelling treatment of the idea of the inner child, libraries should purchase John Bradshaw's Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child (Bantam, 1990). This book is not recommended.-- January Adams, Somerville P.L., N.J.