Understanding Our Story
The Life’s Work and Legacy of Adrian van Kaam in the Field of Formative Spirituality
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Letterman and Muto brilliantly expose the depth, beauty, and applicability of van Kaam's approach to formative spirituality. This is a must-read for seminarians, spiritual directors, and all who wish to grasp what it means to become truly human."
--Douglas R. Cullum, PhD, Vice President and Dean, Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY
"This introduction to Adrian van Kaam makes accessible to a broader public an important Christian contribution to holistic anthropology and formative spirituality. Marked by clear exposition, Letterman and Muto's analysis of van Kaam's multidimensional and dynamic view of the person not only has implications for counseling and spiritual direction, but encouraged me to reflect on the course of my own life. A book to be studied and savored."
--J. Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY
"What an awesome task accomplished by Letterman and Muto. I am honored and excited to endorse this book, so welcome and needed in order to share the depth and breadth of van Kaam's body of work!"
--Sharon Richardt, DC, BSNsg, MA, PhD
"This book is a gift to readers willing to engage their intellect to grasp this comprehensive model, abandon themselves to the mystery of God's direct formative touch, and radiate God's care and concern to others. . . . I highly recommend this book and I consider it required reading for anyone engaged in the integration of Christianity and psychology or a ministry of spiritual formation."
--William G. Roth, ThM, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist; Loma Linda University School of Medicine