Literary genius Caryll Houselander wrote this book out of an abiding compassion for those who are suffering and in search of healing and happiness. She presents in these pages gripping examples of famous men and women who battled some form of neurosis that led to either their sanctification or their destruction. The greatest suffering of our age is psychological pain, Houselander argues, A sufferer of neurosis herself, she unpacks the phenomenon that the creates ego-neurosis–a type of disordered self-love that, at its core, attempts to satisfy our hunger for Christ. God waits to embrace you with healing love and lavish you with redeeming graces, she explains. But you must first respond to His invitation. Houselander shows how sacramental confession–the miracle of atonement with God–uniquely serves to alleviate your guilt and restore harmony to your soul. Paper.