Guilt And Grace
Paul Tournier
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Sometimes, I find myself reading a portion of a book, gleaning something from it, extrapolating some early points because I think I know where the author is going, and putting the volume down half-read. Guilt & Grace: A Psychological Study by the famous Swiss psychologist Paul Tournier was such a book. I had read his The Meaning of Persons when working on my Master of Divinity degree and various essays (and quotations in many anthologies and other books on “pastoral care”) and found it most...more
Ragy Nekhela
I just realised - from reading that book - that in our everyday life, we face a huge amount of guilty feelings, whether they are real or fake. The author tells us about many sources of guilty feelings, theories about them, and also his own experience in his clinic.

He talks about how God's grace can heal our guilty feelings through one of the two following ways:
1. First by showing to the ones who are severely tortured with feelings of guilt that they are accepted, and there is a price that is pai...more
Very interesting. A Swiss doctor/psychotherapist (writing in the 1950s) thoroughly dissects the phenomenon of guilt. Starts by enumerating through examples the endless ways we are capable of experiencing guilt--legitimate or not, from internal and external sources. I have to say I found it easier to connect to the "Guilt" part than the "Grace" part. Maybe it's because guilt is human, grace is divine--and it's always a struggle attempting to understand the nature of the divine.

Quote: "We have not...more
كتاب ينصح به بشدة و من الكتب التى تستحق الاقتناء ... من اعمق و اصدق الكتب على الاطلاق
كتاب يتحدث عن الذنب و تاثيرة على الانسان و يحدد الطريقة التى بها نستطيع التعايش مع الذنب
انقسم الكتاب الى اربعة اجزاء:
اولا-تحديد ماهو الذنب و حدودة و ما هو الذنب الحقيقى و الذب المزيف
ثانيا- خطورة مناقشة الذنب بطريقة موضوعية و اننا من الممكن ان نحكم من هو مذنب و من هو غير مذنب
ثالثا- الحل ليس فى كبت الذنب و لكن فى الاعتراف به
رابعا- كل شئ يدفع عنه ثمن و الله وحدة هو من يسدد الثمن

*و حدد االكتاب ان الشعور المزيف...more
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Old book, great wisdom. Psychology and theology together, so it hits my fancy, but it's very readable. Like sitting with your wise grandfather or gaining one if you never had one.
Mina Atef
What an amazing book!
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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.
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