Out of Darkness Into the Light: A Journey of Inner Healing

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., Author Bantam Books $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-05350-0
Combining the feel-good vibes of a self-help manual with the self-castigating fervor of a born-again believer's confessional, this seemingly candid spiritual autobiography smacks of bland impersonality despite its stance of ruthless honesty. A psychiatrist and author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear , Jampolsky tells how he learned to go beyond his selfish, manipulative ego and surrender to love and God. A friend's sudden death, his own bitter divorce and drift toward alcoholism, an encounter with Mother Teresa and his work with AIDS patients were milestones on his quest. His familiar message, reinforced through prose poems and prayers, involves listening to one's inner voice, recognizing the holiness in each person, transforming romantic relationships into ``holy relationships'' and letting go of fearful, negative attitudes. Major ad/promo, author tour. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
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