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Translated from its original French, this book was written in 1965 by a Swiss doctor, but is still surprisingly relevant today. He starts with the thesis that humans are made for 'adventure', but in the course of the book goes on to explain that this doesn't just mean high-risk thrills, but includes creativity, thoughtful changes, and - most of all - listening to and working with God. He cites many anecdotes from his own life and those of some of his patients, whom he attempted to treat ...more
This book was written in the sixties but the ideas are surprisingly relevant. The author, a Swiss GP, maintains that in creating mankind in his own image, God, himself a great adventurer, has implanted his own spirit of adventure in us. He points out that God's work of creation is a colourful, inventive and energetic affair and maintains that human work should be the same. Modern human ills such as addictions, excessive activism, materialism and psychological or somatic illnesses are the result ...more
This is the second book I read by this guy. About enjoying life and all its craziness, which more often then not doesn't seem too enjoyable to me. Rather than enrich the chaos can threaten. Often times thats what it does to me, but this book is about loving it all. I might pick it up again.
Paul Tournier was a Swiss physician and author who had acquired a worldwide audience for his work in pastoral counselling. His ideas had a significant impact on the spiritual and psychosocial aspects of routine patient care, and he had been called the twentieth century's most famous Christian physician.More about Paul Tournier...