Joseph Owens, C.Ss.R., M.S.D., Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto and Emeritus Fellow of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs. An Editorial Board member of several philosophic journals, he was formerly President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.
John R. Catan, Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York, Brockport, is a former student of Joseph Owens. Dr. Catan also edited St. Thomas Aquinas on the Existence of God: The Collected Papers of Joseph Owens (SUNY Press, 1980) and edited and translated The Concept of First Philosophy and the Unity of the Metaphysics of Aristotle by Giovanni Reale (SUNY Press, 1979).
What makes the difference between failure and success?
The Traveler’s Gift offers a modern day parable of one man’s choices—and the attitudes that make the difference between failure and success.
Forty-six-year-old David Ponder feels like a total failure. Once a high-flying executive in a Fortune 500 company, he now works a part-time, minimum wage job and struggles to support his family. Then, an even greater crisis hits: his daughter becomes ill, and he can’t afford to get her the medical helps she needs. When his car skids on an icy road, he wonders if he even cares to survive the crash.
But an extraordinary experience awaits David Ponder. He find himself traveling back in time, meeting leaders and heroes at crucial moments in their lives—from Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank. By the time his journey is over, he has received seven secrets for success—and a second chance.