• Bless You Heart Attack for Being in My Life Wrestling with Death, Health, Self & Spirit

"Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life.  For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realise that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul."  Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

What happens when serious stuff goes wrong in our lives?  Do we just fold-in? Curse the dark? Fight but lose strength/ Lose hope? Draw on a well of deep sustaining resources?

Bruce Wilson's story is about his wrestle with the serious stuff gone wrong.  A wrestle with a misfunctioning physical body.  With dark forces of the mind.  With anger at fated errors.  A wrestle with an old self dethroned by a new self.  With Spirit.  With God as present and with God as strange and absent.

Above all, this is a story of hope.  Wilson draws on deep psychological, intellectual and spiritual resources available to us all.  With profound paradox, he blesses the heart attack that began it all for being part of his life.

To hear the radio interview on 20twenty with Neil Johnson click here and scroll down to 'Thankyou Heart Attack - When Things Go Seriously Wrong' (Published on 17 June 2020)

Bruce Wilson, 77, is a sociologist, theologian and Anglican bishop, best known for his 1980's best seller Can God Survive in Australia?  Work in ministry has taken him from full time University Chaplain (UNSW), Inner City Vicar (Sydney's Paddington), Theological College Principal (Canberra), Bush bishop (Bathurst to Bourke), Psycho-Spiritual Guide (Blue Mountains).  He is married to Zandra, has two adult children and three grandsons.

Author Bishop Bruce Wilson
Pages 156
Publication Date 24 October 2019
Imprint Coventry Press
ISBN 9780648566144

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Bless You Heart Attack for Being in My Life Wrestling with Death, Health, Self & Spirit

  • Authors Bruce Wilson
  • Product Code: 9780648566144
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Tags: Christian Living; Spirituality; Health