Hoffman, Edward Visions of Innocence

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Visions of Innocence

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Hoffman, Edward. Visions of Innocence. Spiritual and Inspirational Experiences of Childhood. 1st ed. Boston :, [New York], Shambhala, Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1992. 14 x 22 cm. XV, 190 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. An enchanting look at childhood spiritual experiences recalled by adults--and their significance for everyone. Child psychologist Hoffman (author of The Right to Be Human) presents over 150 accounts of the childhood spiritual experiences adults remember and shows their significance for understanding ourselves as well as our children. (Publisher) Includes content such as: Near-death and crisis experiences / Within religious walls / Profound Musings / etc.

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Hoffman gathers stories and anecdotes from a broad cross section of adults who remember spiritual and peak experiences from their childhoods. For some, these experiences had a profound influence on the rest of their lives. The accounts are grouped by the author into nine categories, including dreams, premonitions, visions, prayers, and moments of philosophic breakthrough. The memories are all fairly short, with a line or two of introduction about the teller. Of the 11 chapters, only two address the meaning of what these people remember. Hoffman, who contends that we need to pay much greater attention to the spirituality of children, links adult problems with a lack of guided spirituality in childhood. The format is interesting and accessible, but readers might want a bit more commentary on what this all means. Recommended for large public libraries.
- Lisa J. Cochenet, Rhinelander Dist. Lib., Wis.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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