A Christian Therapy for a Neurotic World - E. N. DuckerLondon: George Allen & Unwin, 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier toning to the spine. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
From the cover: “Numbers of people today are worried and harassed, anxious and afraid. Many of them need only sympathy and sound advice, and perhaps what have been described as ‘therapeutic discussions’. Others have problems that are more deeply seated, and to help them not only considerable time, but also technical knowledge of the highest kind are needed.
This book is of compelling interest to all who are concerned that so many people fail to achieve the fullness of life that should be theirs.
It describes the work that Canon Ducker has carried out, over many years, at St. Margaret’s Vicarage, Leicester, and discusses the problems of the many scores of people that he has helped. One man found it difficult to concentrate on his work, he was conscious of no sense of purpose, and his life in general lacked zest and verve. A woman’s life was beginning to collapse around her because of her conviction that she was suffering from a cancer. Another man found it difficult to cope with his work, admittedly of a very responsible kind, and in discussion claimed to be suffering from ‘more than two-hundred compulsions’.
One cannot read this book without beginning to see something of the skill, the sympathetic understanding, the great concern for people, that have combined to enable the author to exercise so rich and fruitful a ministry. And one looks forward to the day when such a ministry will be indentified with the Church in every town and city in the land.”