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Seasons of Life

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published December 1st 1976 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1st 1964)
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Gary
Jan 26, 2014 Gary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those thinking of the stages of life they are in
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There is no secret on why Paul Tournier wrote this book. He is in his 60’s at the time of the writing and seeks to give understanding on the phases of our life. This is not a clinical book, nor a self-help book, nor a revealing book. But Tournier reminds us of things we know and things we care about and then organizes them into our seasons.

I am 55 when I read this book. It’s a time of looking ahead; a time to reflect on what I have done and what more am I capable of. Consequently, I reading thi
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Tim
Apr 10, 2015 Tim rated it really liked it
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This book was delightful and insightful, deep enough, but not too long.
Tournier, a Swiss psychiatrist, interacts with others in his field as he proposes the idea in his title. There is a proper way to live as a child, adult, and senior, and we need to accept the phase that we are in. His many examples from his years of experience are also quite helpful.
I think the author provides good perspective, and touches on big issues like the need for fulfillment and the meaning of life. He also explains
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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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