Don’t Be a Waster of Sorrows
Nine Ways Our Sorrows Can Lead to a Deeper Spiritual Life
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote: 'For sorrow there is no remedy . . . it requires what it cannot hope.' In Don't Be a Waster of Sorrows, Peter Wilcox proves Johnson wrong. The book becomes 'a place of refuge'" where the reader considers how to accept, grieve, pray, empathize, bless, serve, learn, and ultimately live with the mystery of sorrow. Everyone has been wounded by sorrow; this book provides the hope required both to live through it and to thrive."
--Jeannette Suflita, Organization Development Consultant, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
"The beauty of Don't Be a Waster of Sorrows is that it opens us up to new opportunities for processing the pain and suffering in our lives. . . . Every reader will gain insights from Peter Wilcox's psycho-spiritual career and life experiences."
--William Talentino, OFM Cap, St. Fidelis Friary
"Peter Wilcox has spent a lifetime walking with clients who have born the long dark walk into sorrow. He not only brings a profound insight into the meaning of suffering, but he is fully aware that his own suffering has found wisdom in the courage and creativity of those whom he helped. With a strong theological background and a heart made to help, Wilcox has developed a conviction that sorrows must not be wasted. . . . He invites us to find a gentle light of grace within our sorrows so that we can be at peace and be available to others in their sorrows. So many of us will find this little work a gracious help to step more deeply into our lives and into the lives of others."
--Robert L. McCreary OFM Cap, St. Fidelis Friary