The Life Journey of a Joyful Man of God
The Autobiographical Memoirs of Adrian van Kaam
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Once more I marvel at how Divine Providence was so tangibly evident throughout Fr. van Kaam's life as he responded to the events that were the formative experiences from which the trilogy of Formation Science, Anthropology, and Theology emanated. Besides being a person of joy, his autobiography speaks to his being a man of deep faith and gratitude."
--Sister Sharon Richardt, DC
Provincial Councillor for Ongoing Formation, Daughters of Charity
"These memoirs have their roots not in theory but in experiences that range from the atrocity of occupation to the emergence of a body of work at once informative and deeply transformative. They offer an intriguing view of the author's personal history as the wellspring of writings that have touched my own heart as well as that of countless readers throughout the world. Here is a book not to be missed!"
--Fr. Ralph Tajak, OSB
Chaplain, Epiphany Academy
"For those of us whose lives were forever transformed by the grace of the Lord emanating from this man, as well as for the many future generations that will come to study Fr. van Kaam, these memoirs will be a cherished companion and often referenced source of inspiration and guidance. Most importantly, this life reflection will help pour the light of Christ upon the often perilous and uncertain path of committed persons seeking to live in fidelity to their life callings."
--Stephen L. Martyn
Associate Professor Christian Leadership and Spirituality, Asbury Theological Seminary
"I highly recommend this beautiful memoir to all people seeking to live a life dedicated to the deepest truths of their own faith and formation traditions. Adrian van Kaam's story describes not only how he discerned and lived God's truths for his life, but it invites us to, over a lifetime, to root ourselves humbly in the mystery as we cooperate with grace to release us from the tyranny of prideful self-importance and anxiety."
--Ronald L. Mead
SVP/Chief Mission Integration Officer, St.Vincent Health