The Awakened Heart

Opening Yourself to the Love You Need

by Gerald G. May

“In the tradition of Peck’s The Road Less Traveled, this eloquent guide to spiritual self-awareness is accessible to all…May examines the spiritual longings that are often hidden and controlled by society’s pressures and expectations.” – Publishers Weekly

“May is addressing the problems faced by all who deny themselves loving relationship with others and with God by the compulsive drive for efficiency, recognition and success. … [The Awakened Heart] draws on the wisdom of biblical prophets as well as philosophers and figures such as Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, William Blake, Martin Buber and Thomas Kelly. … [May} gives considerable attention to the techniques, disciplines and pitfalls inherent in developing a faithful prayer life.” – The Christian Century

“Addiction, May explains, is how we avoid our deep desire for love, the emptiness that only God can fill.” – Praying Magazine

“A profound statement of the human ability to choose to love well.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of The Way of the Heart