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The Happy Wanderer
by Bill deMello
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
Anthony deMello was an Indian Jesuit who was one of the most popular and influential Jesuit teachers of the twentieth century. His sudden, early death in 1987 came as a great shock to all who appreciated his intellect and warm personality. Through his books and retreats he achieved a world-wide following and was instrumental in deepening the spiritual lives of thousands in the Roman Catholic community. Born in India in 1931, deMello decided at an early age to become a Jesuit, a decision that initially caused much anguish to his family, and became a novitiate of the Order in 1947. In his biography, his brother Bill, describes Anthony's journey, his life as a novitiate and his formation as a fully ordained Jesuit priest. Through his own spiritual journey deMello recognised,and effectively expounded and demonstrated, the essentials of an awakening to the experience of God in daily life. As a result his life and teaching have been an inspiration to many people around the world. It's an inspiring story, a little hard going at times, but an uplifting example of what a person can achieve when committed to following the way of God's leading.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (17/01/14)