From spouses, neighbors, friends and family,-- our souls have a strong desire and need for intimacy in our daily lives. Through this book, you are able to gain insight to the "mysteries" of relationships and of life in general. It is not a "How TO" book, but rather a "confronting and embracing yourself and everyone around you" book,-- like "confort food for the spirit!"
moore delights in plainness, things imperfect, ragged edges,loose ends,failures,flops,incompletions,annoyances,dissatisfactions, the comfort he offers is that in such shortfalls from ultimacy and salvation, we may find our richest reality. the soul's fertility is slow and organic. I liked this book, written by former monk in a catholic religious order, with degrees in theology,musicology, and philosophy.
Self-help books of the last decade have treated the mind, body and spirit as three dimensions of life. Contemporary theologian and family therapist Moore perceives the soul as a fourth dimension. In Soul Mates (the sequel to Care of the Soul) Moore examines the soul and relationships, particularly ended love affairs. Moore reads with a soft, yet strong, reassuring voice. His "no-frills" delivery suits the subject matter. The result is gut-wrenching for his followers but may promote sleep in others.
Thomas Moore is also the author of "Care of the Soul," which I liked. This book was a little esoteric for my tastes, but it is great for those searching for a soulmate, or trying to see the soulmate in the one they are already with. The subtitle is "honoring the mysteries of love and relationship" and Mr. Moore does that quite well in this book.
Self-help books of the last decade have treated the mind, body and spirit as three dimensions of life. Contemporary theologian and family therapist Moore perceives the soul as a fourth dimension. In Soul Mates (the sequel to Care of the Soul) Moore examines the soul and relationships, particularly ended love affairs.
Honoring the mysteries and love and relationship
helped me get through the day .... dealing with everyday things....
"An eloquent, passionate, often mystical exploration of how we mere mortals might better understand ourselves and others in a late-20th century society in which so much emphasis is placed on interpersonal dynamics and so little on introspection, care, grace, gratitude and honor."
"A manual for fostering many kinds of soulful relationships, first by becoming aware of the nature of the soul, and especially its role in intimacy, and then discovering concrete ways in which such relationships can be tended." ~ taken from the Intriduction
The author must be a deep thinker, because not only does he have a famous name, he's stroking his beard in his back cover picture.
I don't see how a priest councils people on relationships. (Certainly not from experience.)