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Crossing the Desert: Learning to Let Go, See Clearly, and Live Simply [Hardcover]

By Robert J. Wicks (Author)
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Wicks, a noted psychologist and bestselling author of "Riding the Dragon" and "Everyday Simplicity," offers an insightful guide on how the wisdom of the ancient desert monks can help contemporary readers grow in personal freedom and authenticity.

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Crossing the Desert is the first book to offer a psychological perspective on the early Christian monastic movement of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Dr. Wick's insights on the dynamics of letting go and living freely draw directly on their spiritual wisdom. He explores the ancient desert monks and nuns through a psychological lens, using their wisdom to guide readers towards humility and freedom. In the same way the desert sages never gave answers, but always asked questions, Crossing the Desert presents readers with the four desert questions that will lead them to take three steps to inner freedom.

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Studio: Sorin Books
Pages   186
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.12" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   0.61 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   AVE MARIA PRESS #554
ISBN  1933495081  
ISBN13  9781933495088  

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Dr. Robert Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. Presently, he is a professor at Loyola University Maryland. In 1994, he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 2006, he delivered a presentation on self-care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals responsible for Iraqi war veterans with multiple amputations and severe head injuries. Dr. Wicks is author of numerous books including The Resilient Clinician (OUP, 2008), Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice (OUP, 2006), and the acclaimed best seller, Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times (Sorin Books, 2003). He lives with his wife Michaele in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Robert J. Wicks currently resides in the state of Maryland. Robert J. Wicks has an academic affiliation as follows - Loyola University, Maryland University of Auckland University of Auckl.

Robert J. Wicks has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Clinical Handbook of Pastoral Counseling
  2. Illuminationbooks

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Total Conversion   Feb 2, 2007
In his latest work, Dr. Wicks advises those seeking wisdom from the desert fathers and mothers to "read, underline, write out what we've underlined, study, think...absorb, practice." I suggest the same approach to Crossing the Desert. From the first chapter, Wicks continually draws parallels between the fourth century culture the Christian ammas and abbas wished to escape and that of the twenty-first century. He illustrates his points with stories from his personal and professional life and passages written by spiritual leaders and seekers of all faiths. With deeper, more focused reading we see that he is writing about total conversion and the freedom it brings, not simply offering a few add-ins for our bag of spiritual tricks.

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