No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life

No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life

by Robert J. Wicks


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No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life by Robert J. Wicks

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933495644
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 03/24/2014
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 866,352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

A Brief Introduction: Create an Inner Workshop 1

Part I Twenty Lessons in Personal Inner Formation

1 Live (Don't Only Say) a Simple Prayer 7

2 Rediscover the Lost Virtue of the Desert 10

3 Look Outward Too 13

4 Appreciate the Strength of Inner Simplicity 16

5 When Invited, Enter the Doorway to Awe 18

6 Cultivate a Reflective Spirit 23

7 Avoid "Spiritual Alzheimer's" 26

8 Honor the Spirituality of Letting Go 28

9 Mine the Wisdom of Spiritual Sadness 31

10 Adjust Your Inner Lens 34

11 Discover Both Your Gifts and Growing Edges 38

12 Expand Your Rituals of Reverence 41

13 Welcome the Softening Place of Humor 44

14 Establish a "Little Rule" of Your Own 46

15 Understand the Important Role of Death … While You're Still Alive! 48

16 Be More Attuned to the Power of Your Attitude and Self-Talk 50

17 Practice Faithfulness … and Let God Take Care of the Residue 53

18 Savor Some Silence Each Day 55

19 Emulate the Right Persons to Follow the Path of Grace 58

20 Take a Different Route to Self-Knowledge: Intrigue 61

Part II The Call and Three Doorways

Where the Twenty Lessons Are Leading Us 67

Part III Developing Your Own Inner Workshop of Virtue

A Month of Simple Questions and Exercises 77

Conclusion: A Few Final Words of Encouragement 109

References 113

What People are Saying About This

Author of Notes from the Underground - Donald Cozzens

"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."

Author of Cravings - Mary DeTurris Poust

"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."

S.J., Author The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything - James Martin

"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."

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