Wholeness and Holiness



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"Wholeness and Holiness is a helpful book for those striving to live a life of wholeness in an age of anxiety. Building on the human person as a relational being open to the fullness of life, Richo addresses the main areas of human personhood such as spirituality, sexuality, and sanctity. Each person has the capacity to be a this-worldly saint, a whole-maker, one who lives in the dynamic fullness of life and contributes to the sacred meaning of the world. We make a difference to what the world becomes and this book helps shape that difference." --Ilia Delio, OSF, Josephine Connelly Endowed Chair, Villanova University

“We have heard or said: ‘I am not a saint.’ Usually this means: ‘Don’t expect me to be perfect.’ But a saint is not perfect in the sense of being totally saintly every minute of every day. . . .  A saint is an ordinary person who is animated by an extraordinary love. A saint is also someone dedicated to and focused on the issues that make love concrete.”—From the book

Another masterful work by this renowned and popular author, Wholeness and Holiness guides the reader through grace into the possibilities of a deeper spirituality and relationship with oneself, the world, and God. With his lifetime experience in psychology and spirituality, David Richo takes us on a three-step journey to become psychologically healthy, spiritually aware and active, and sometimes saintly. All three are possible!

David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, author, and workshop leader, who combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. He teaches at a variety of places, including Esalen and Spirit Rock Buddhist Center. Among his many books are How to Be an Adult and Everything Ablaze. He lives in California. www.davericho.com


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Wholeness and Holiness
How to be Sane, Spiritual, and Saintly
David Richo

Table of Contents (978-1-62698-353-3_toc.pdf, 73 Kb) [Download]

Introduction (Richo_-_Intro.pdf, 90 Kb) [Download]