Streams of Contentment

Streams of Contentment

Lessons I Learned on My Uncle’s Farm 

Author: Robert J. Wicks

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-933495-60-6

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: November 11, 2013

More Personal Growth, Spirituality


In his most intimate self-portrait, Robert J. Wicks—bestselling author of Riding the Dragon and respected spiritual guide, therapist, and speaker—reflects on childhood summers spent away from New York on his family’s farm. He mines those memories for lessons in finding contentment amidst hectic contemporary life.

Author, speaker, psychologist, and spiritual guide Robert J. Wicks opens a window into his personal life, relating stories of the people and places that shaped his spiritual perspective in youth and early in his professional career. Now in paperback, Streams of Contentment: Lessons I Learned on My Uncle’s Farm shows Wicks as a New York City boy spending summers on his uncle’s farm in the Catskills. He highlights the resonance between life in the country and the insights of spiritual writers on gratefulness and mindfulness, concluding: “The crucial calling for me now is to be content with who and where I already am.”


"Wicks’s signature mix of storytelling and spirituality at its best."

"This is Robert Wicks’s signature mix of storytelling and spirituality at its best. Within these charming chapters, Wicks translates the wisdom and insights that come with simple living. With lucid prose, he articulates the teaching moments that come to us when we least expect them."

Therese J. Borchard
Associate Editor
Psych Central

"Commonsense spirituality."

"This is commonsense spirituality that unfortunately is no longer common sense. Bob Wicks makes it so!"

Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Center for Action and Contemplation

"A delightfully written blueprint."

"A delightfully written blueprint for developing and polishing our personality into the beautiful person we were intended to be, and in the process prepare ourselves, no matter who we are, or how insignificant we may think we are, to make a difference in this world just by being our unique and beautiful self."

Joseph F. Girzone
Author of the Joshua series