Let Us Be What We Are
Publication date: February 20, 2012
Let Us Be What We Are: The Joys and Challenges of Living the Little Way offers a glimpse into the life of a Christian disciple facing his own mortality and reflecting on holiness, family, and the saints. This final work from Clarence Enzler, author of the multi-million-selling Everyone’s Way of the Cross, explores the themes first introduced in Enzler's bestseller My Other Self.
First published in 1978, Let Us Be What We Are explores the Christian life as seen through a personal, intimate, one-on-one conversation with Jesus. Enzler reveals to readers his own conversations with Jesus as he faces serious illness and contemplates his life as a father, deacon, writer, and disciple. He draws readers into his devotion to the “Little Way” of St. Thérèse, explaining how this practice helped him offer his own small sufferings to God, especially when he faced a major surgery. Enzler tells how he learned to unite his suffering with that of Christ in his own personal Holy Week.
Trim size: 5 x 7 inches
Imprint: Christian Classics
“Recognizably Thérèse’s, yet undoubtedly Enzler's.”
“Deacon Enzler's ‘little way’ is recognizably Thérèse’s, yet it is undoubtedly his. In following him on his way, we can surely find our own—the particular little way God wills for us. He is writing within the great spiritual tradition, but translating the riches into an idiom that’s distinctively American and contemporary.”
Author of A History of the Church in 100 Objects