Virtues of the Soul: Abiding in God's Presence (Paperback)
This book explores the spiritual reality of the soul and how the soul is a window into our spiritual life, morality, and emotions, and how the soul functions until the end of life before returning to God, the Creator.
The book examines the conflict that a person often experiences in life through guilt and jealousy and how the soul calls us to be oneself. It is through patience and in listening to this call that we find contentment and truth. This truth leads us ultimately to love, the essence of the soul, which endures after death.
"Virtues of the Soul explores the attributes of the soul that contribute to our human existence. When we suffer physically, we begin to think of our inner self and realize that what is needed most is stronger faith, serious prayer, and charitable actions--all of which nurture the soul."
-- Father Panagiotis Lekkas, presiding priest at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, Holmdel, New Jersey
"As a physical therapist, I deal mostly with the physical symptoms of the body. Virtues of the Soul made me aware of my whole being. I now treat my clients not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well."
--Monica Metta, physical therapist, Springfield, New Jersey
"Virtues of the Soul helped me to understand the meaning of salvation in my personal life. What is salvation? It is a desired gift of living in peace, joy, and feeling loved, secure, and protected in the presence of God."
--Nicholas Livanos, Armonk, New York
Peter M. Kalellis, PhD, is a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist, lecturer, retreat director, and writer. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is the author of several books, including Living in Difficult Relationships (2012); Finding God's Presence in Our Life (2016); Paths to Inner Peace (2018); and Caring for the Soul (2020), all published by Paulist Press.