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Easy to read, but I'm sure I'll want to re-read many times
on 2 June 2001
This is written in such an easy, gentle style, I couldn't stop reading, just had to keep turning the pages. I was reading a 'thriller' at the same time and O'Donohue's book beat it hands down. Although such an easy read, there are depths which are often avoided by other books which are more difficult. O'Donohue's sub-title is 'Exploring our hunger to belong' and this he does admirably. Although it will generally be catalogued under a Spiritual heading, take spiritual in its broadest sense - but definitely not the modern consumerist sense. The book is divided into six main topics and each of these subdidvided into small manageable chunks. Reading this as I was in hospital, the chapter on Suffering, perhaps sounded the most chords for me at present, but each of the other chapters - Awakening in the World, Presence, Prisons we chose to live in, Prayer and Absence brought to mind other phases of my life and also a skteched outline of future growth. Now that I have read the book through it will stay by my bed for frequent dipping into, re-reading (many times, I'm sure) and further assimiiation.