New Review of Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy

by Protecting Veil

As some of you may remember, I was very involved in helping Father Alexis Trader promote his new book, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy.

I just became aware of another review of his book, posted on the Eighth Day Books blog.

From the review:

[I]t may be one of the most solid and useful “self-help” books of our time, because it draws discerningly upon both the proven methods of cognitive therapy (which follows from the ancient Stoic insight that it is not events that make us happy or unhappy, but our interpretations of them) as well as upon the ancient wisdom of two thousand years of spiritual practice, enriched and refined not in the research library or classroom, but in the monastic cell, the true laboratory of the human soul.

The reviewer provides what may be the most enthusiastic support for the book that I have yet seen:

Over the course of many years, this reviewer has become acquainted with hundreds of books on psychological and spiritual counsel and has found Fr. Alexios’ manual to be the best and most useful by far. Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy has the power to transform lives, and deserves to become a classic of spiritual reading.

Have you read Fr. Alexis’s book yet? What did you think?

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