With total book sales of more than 200,000 copies, spiritual teacher Robert J Wicks brings his characteristic warmth and insight to his newest book, an “inner workshop” for the soul. He shows readers that personal transformation is attainable through a simple, day-by-day process of identifying and turning the next corner of his or her spiritual life. For Robert Wicks, forward motion in the spiritual life is “no problem.” All it takes is the right perspective and a little bit of knowledge—both of which he provides through his book’s three-part structure: twenty lessons, three doorways, and thirty daily exercises. Wicks’s twenty lessons are bite-sized and practical, and he shows how the two great commandments (love God, love others) and the parable of the Good Samaritan form doorways to spiritual riches. In part three, Wicks provides the tools and coaching for readers to conduct their own inner workshops. In these thirty spiritual exercises, Wicks invites his readers to acknowledge, accept, and start where they are, employing simple practices and assuring that God’s grace will carry them around the next spiritual corner.
Robert Wicks 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 in 1977. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded Wicks a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church. Wicks has written more than 40 books including Streams of Contentment, Riding the Dragon, and Crossing the Desert. He is on faculty at Loyola University, Maryland.