Streams of Contentment: Lessons I Learned on My Uncle's Farm

Streams of Contentment: Lessons I Learned on My Uncle's Farm

by Robert J. Wicks

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In his most intimate self-portrait, Robert J. Wicks--bestselling author of Riding the Dragon and respected spiritual guide, therapist, and speaker--reflects on childhood summers spent away from New York on his family's farm. He mines those memories for lessons in finding contentment amidst hectic contemporary life.

Author, speaker, psychologist, and spiritual guide Robert J. Wicks opens a window into his personal life, relating stories of the people and places that shaped his spiritual perspective in youth and early in his professional career. Now in paperback, Streams of Contentment shows Wicks as a New York City boy spending summers on his uncle's farm in the Catskills. He highlights the resonance between life in the country and the insights of spiritual writers on gratefulness and mindfulness, concluding: "The crucial calling for me now is to be content with who and where I already am."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933495460
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 401 KB

About the Author

Popular Catholic author and speaker Robert J. Wicks has been helping people take greater stock of their lives for almost forty years. He is professor emeritus at Loyola University Maryland, has taught in universities and professional schools of psychology, medicine, nursing, theology, education, and social work, and has a consulting practice.

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 and Hospital in 1977. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded Wicks a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church. He received honorary doctorates from Caldwell College and Georgian Court University, and in 2006, the first Alumni Award for Excellence in Professional Psychology from Widener University. He is also the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics, and Religious Values in Counseling.

He has written more than fifty books, including No Problem, Streams of Contentment and bestseller Riding the Dragon. Wicks gives presentations throughout the world and in 1994 was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during the country’s genocide.

Wicks and his wife, Michaele, have a grown daughter and lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

What People are Saying About This

Joseph F. Girzone

A delightfully written blueprint for developing and polishing our personality into the beautiful person we were intended to be. (Joseph F. Girzone, Author of the Joshua Series)

Richard Rohr

This is common sense spirituality that unfortunately is no longer common sense. Bob Wicks makes it so! (Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation)

Therese J. Borchard

This is Robert Wicks's signature mix of storytelling and spirituality at its best. Within these charming chapters, Wicks translates the wisdom and insights that come with simple living. With lucid prose, he articulates the teaching moments that come to us when we least expect them. (Therese J. Borchard, Author of Beyond Blue)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, as there are many passages that give such good in sight in living your life to be a better person.