Author: Caryll Houselander
This book was written by literary genius Caryll Houselander out of a deep compassion for those who are suffering and looking for pleasure and healing. She provides compelling case studies of well-known people who faced neuroses in these pages, either leading to their sanctification or their demise.
Psychological hardship, according to Houselander, is the greatest suffering in our day. She explores the phenomenon that leads to ego-neurosis, a form of distorted self-love that, at its core, aims to sate our longing for Christ. She also suffers from neurosis. She describes how worry, disordered conduct, and psychiatric illnesses including scrupulosity, aberrant sexual behavior, hypochondria, and various manias result from failing to nurture this crucial bond.
She says that God is waiting to envelop you in his healing love and shower you with his atoning blessings. However, you must first accept His invitation. Houselander demonstrates how sacramental Confession, a miracle of atonement with God, works in a special way to make you feel better and bring peace to your soul. She demonstrates how Christ "came in love" with us via her passionate thoughts on hope, taking "all the anguish of guilt on Himself, marrying Himself to our sorrow, and offering the sacrifice of His own death on the Cross." Amazingly, He re-creates us and grants us "spiritual childhood," which allows us to experience the fullness of delight.
Houselander's deeply insightful and gratifying book will also assist you in:
- Accept your nature, avoid escapism, and open your heart to God’s mercy through the sacraments
- Surrender your self-pity, adore God’s boundless love, and strive to alleviate the suffering of others
- Enter the immensity of God’s life and enjoy the freedom and love you were created to receive
- "Put on Christ" and employ the supernatural weapons of prayer and sacrifice
- Be a co-redeemer with Jesus by performing ordinary tasks with love to transform the world
- Let Christ be formed in you like Mary and echo her Fiat, which releases the Holy Spirit’s power
Paperback, 368 pages.