In the spiritual life, we need a central idea: something so basic and comprehensive that it encompasses everything else. According to the acclaimed spiritual writer Carmelite Father Wilfrid Stinissen, surrender to God, abandonment to the One who loves us completely, is that central reality. In this simple but profound book, Father Stinissen distinguishes for the reader the three degrees or stages in abandonment. They are: accepting and assenting to God’s will, actively doing God’s will, and abandonment to God that is so complete that we have become a tool in God’s hands. This inspiring work will help all spiritual seekers to understand the reality and power of the immense love that God has for each of us, and to comtemplate the heart of God, which is love and mercy. Paper.