INWARD PEACE, by Fr. Raoul Plus, S.J. (Burns, Oates, 10s. 6d.).
R. PLUS, who has the happy knack of making his writings always seem actual, and up-to-date, by judicious quotation from " the enemy." the indifferent, or other current writings, tells, in this book, the following story.
A modern American psychiatrist, Joshua Loth Liebman. explained in one of his books how as a young man he set down an " inventory of .earthly desirables: love, beauty, talent, power, riches and fame. ..." When his inventory was complete he showed it to a wise Elder who commended the list, but crossed it all out and wrote peace of mind" only.
The first part of Inward Peace naturally describes what this peace is, which is prayed for no fewer than nine times in the ordinary of the Mass; and equally important what it is not, lest any think that it be either "exuberant joy" or " stoical endurance," From there Fr. Plus. practical as ever, tells in his second part " How to Find Peace," for which, alas, there k no magic formula. Then he discusses St. Francis de Sales' teaching on inward peace. For those who know Father Plus another sure help; for those who do not. a first-class introduction to one of the most popular of modern spiritual writers,