All Is Well

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by Albert S. Rossi, PhD

This deceptively small and simple book holds a great secret—the secret to achieving peace of mind in Christ. Beloved writer and teacher Dr. Al Rossi uses stories from his own life to illustrate the basic principles of watchfulness and prayer. The final chapter is a moving tribute to Dr. Rossi's close friend of many years, Fr. Tom Hopko, whose Fifty-Five Maxims are also helpful in learning to say at all times, "All is well."

About the Author: Dr. Albert S. Rossi is a licensed clinical psychologist and Christian educator who has spoken and written widely on these topics. Dr. Rossi was a member of the SCOBA Commission on Contemporary Social and Moral Issues for six years. He is currently Director of Field Education and serves as the resident clinical psychologist at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. He is the author of Becoming a Healing Presence (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2014) and hosts the podcast of the same name on Ancient Faith Radio.


Praise for All Is Well:

"Dr. Rossi, with his characteristic warmth, gentleness and openness, invites readers to draw near. Those who know and love Dr. Rossi and are familiar with his work will recognize the closeness and intimacy that is communicated in this latest book. To read this work is to sit next to Dr. Rossi as he shares himself and the lessons of a spiritual pilgrim. It is best read with a warm cup of coffee, or tea, in hand." -Dr Philip Mamalakis, Author of Parenting Toward the Kingdom

"In this book, we learn by example from a man who, though fighting intense battles of his own, is also a wellspring of deep calm, a man who can say, from the center of the maelstrom—in all sincerity and with complete conviction - 'all is well.' This light-but-profound book will reach deep into our lives with a transformative, healing force." -Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Author of How to Be a Sinner

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Author: Albert S. Rossi, PhD

Paperback: 136 pages

Also available as an ebook

Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Publisher: Ancient Faith Publishing

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Editorial Reviews

"All is Well is a remarkable book. Dr. Rossi combines pearls of wisdom from the ancient Spiritual Fathers with astute observations about being a Christian in the modern world. His insights are profound but deal with episodes of everyday life. Reflecting with acute honestly on such episodes in his personal life he discerns how spiritual wisdom is an on-going process of struggle, acceptance and fortitude.   In turn he challenges readers to see that, regardless of whether the moments are high or low, happy or sad, days are sunny or rainy, in everything and everywhere 'all is well' when God is part of life." -Father Alexander Garklavs, Past Chancellor of the OCA

"Dr. Rossi's book, All is Well gently challenges us and guides us to see not only what is plainly visible to our eyes, but to see as Lord does, namely "into the heart (I Sam 16.7)." And with that clear vision of the human heart, we can recognize good and evil, and seek all that is good no matter what the circumstance or who the person. What Dr. Rossi calls us to is a Christian way of living, a way in which we look past the mundane, and see only the grace of God, and give thanks to Him for this vision. Truly, all is well is such a way of life." -Father Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the OCA

"Another treasured offering from a dear colleague that reflects a distinctive, disarming style of vulnerability that draws the reader in, sometimes unawares, to a vibrant conversation that is inviting, inspiring, instructive, challenging, and, at times, quite moving. Delightfully woven together from personal diary, biblical and patristic citations, ancient and modern wisdom, insights from the field of psychology, contributions from a variety of people whom his career has touched, with a profound recognition of his closest partners who, while beyond the thin veil of life in this world, remain a constant source of inspiration. This book contributes positively to living more fully into the dynamic adventure of Christian life here and now. I am grateful to Al and sincerely encourage anyone who wishes to grow spiritually to read this book!" -Rev. Dr. Harry Pappas, Presiding Priest of Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, CT, and Adjunct Professor of Old Testament at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

"Dr. Rossi, with his characteristic warmth, gentleness and openness, invites readers to draw near. Those who know and love Dr. Rossi and are familiar with his work will recognize the closeness and intimacy that is communicated in this latest book. To read this work is to sit next to Dr. Rossi as he shares himself and the lessons of a spiritual pilgrim. It is best read with a warm cup of coffee, or tea, in hand." -Dr Philip Mamalakis, author of Parenting Toward the Kingdom

"Who doesn't need to tame their inner control freak from time to time? Who hasn't fallen prey to struggles like perfectionism, impurity, fear, and loneliness? Dr. Al Rossi's All is Well is like a consoling travel companion through these and other stormy twists in the spiritual journey, guiding us on toward the promise of calmer seas. Taking threads from the desert fathers, Orthodox theology, personal experiences, and his training in psychotherapy, Dr. Rossi weaves a multifaceted tapestry that reminds our weary, storm-tossed world that not only will all be well in the end, but all is well in the here and now. This book is invaluable for any Christian hoping to move beyond the many thought traps that ensnare our faith and live more fully in the present reality of Christ." -Dr. Nicole Roccas, author of Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life

"In this book, we learn by example from a man who, though fighting intense battles of his own, is also a wellspring of deep calm, a man who can say, from the center of the maelstrom—in all sincerity and with complete conviction - 'all is well.' This light-but-profound book will reach deep into our lives with a transformative, healing force." -Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Author of How to Be a Sinner

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Author:
Albert S. Rossi, PhD
Paperback:
136 pages
Dimensions:
5.5 X 8.5 inches
Publisher:
Ancient Faith Publishing
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