Managing Monday with Paul Tournier

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Paul Tournier (1898-1986) was a Swiss physician and author whose books significantly impacted the way we think about pastoral care. It has been claimed that he was the most famous Christian physician of the twentieth century, and his work continues to influence the way spiritual and psychosocial aspects of patient care are considered. Some of his better known books include:

The Healing of Persons

Escape from Loneliness

The Meaning of Persons

The Strong and the Weak

Guilt and Grace

To Understand Each Other

A Place for You

The Naming of Persons

Creative Suffering

and he wrote many others as well.

Here are three Tournier quotes to ponder this Monday…

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.” – Paul Tournier

“Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids – all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile.” – Paul Tournier

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.” – Paul Tournier

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