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Saint Ignatius Loyola--The Spiritual Writings
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"Accessible, inviting and user-friendly.... Both novices to the spiritual life and experienced retreat directors will discover in [this] clever book a compendium of crucial passages supplemented by insights that are thoughtful, grounded in scholarship and most Ignatian of all--practical." --James Martin, SJ, author, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything "Wonderful....We hear the saint's own voice--and we hear Fr. Mark's instructive commentary to help us benefit from centuries-old insights today." --Brian McLaren, speaker and theologian; author, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words "For the first time ... brings together The Spiritual Exercises as well as the letters and memoirs of Saint Ignatius in a form that illuminates the work of this spiritual master in an engaging and accessible fashion. If you are new to Ignatius, read this first. If you are a student of his work, read it for fresh perspective." --The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, director of spiritual formation and Anglican studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; author, What God Wants for Your Life "Moderation has staying power; what puts excessive strain on the body cannot last. . . in whatever spiritual, academic, or even bodily exertions you undertake, your charity should be guided by the rule of discretion; that you should safeguard the health of your own body in order to aid your neighbors' souls." --Letter to Arnold van Hees "Provides a multi-faceted mosaic of Ignatius's pragmatic mind, passionate heart and profound commitment to help individuals grow in a personal relationship with God. An excellent contribution to a deeper understanding of Ignatian spirituality." --Maureen Conroy, RSM, DMin, worldwide educator of spiritual directors; author, The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God "This labor of love gives readers a fine sample of Ignatius's wisdom.... Readers will find food for their souls, thus joining millions of others over the past four and one half centuries who have come closer to God through the writings of Ignatius." --William Barry, SJ, author, Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God through Honest Prayer and Finding God in All Things: A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius "Ignatius knew the Christian life is not about belief; it's about cultivating an encounter with the presence of Jesus that brings greater compassion and purpose to one's life. Thanks to [this book], the practices and insights of Ignatius are now available and accessible to anyone seeking to live a passionate life." --Mark Yaconelli, author, Contemplative Youth Ministry; project director, The Center for Engaged Compassion "An engaging book.... Written in a user-friendly style, with wise and elucidating commentary, [it] is sure to make Ignatius and his 'practical mysticism' more widely known and appreciated. An excellent guide for those who are meeting Ignatius for the first time as well as for those who have known him for many years." --Melannie Svoboda, SnD, retreat director; author, Traits of a Healthy Spirituality "Accessible, inviting and user-friendly . Both novices to the spiritual life and experienced retreat directors will discover in [this] clever book a compendium of crucial passages supplemented by insights that are thoughtful, grounded in scholarship and most Ignatian of all practical." James Martin, SJ, author, "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything" "Wonderful .We hear the saint's own voice and we hear Fr. Mark's instructive commentary to help us benefit from centuries-old insights today." Brian McLaren, speaker and theologian; author, "Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words" For the first time brings together "The Spiritual Exercises" as well as the letters and memoirs of Saint Ignatius in a form that illuminates the work of this spiritual master in an engaging and accessible fashion. If you are new to Ignatius, read this first. If you are a student of his work, read it for fresh perspective. The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, director of spiritual formation and Anglican studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; author, "What God Wants for Your Life" Moderation has staying power; what puts excessive strain on the body cannot last. . . in whatever spiritual, academic, or even bodily exertions you undertake, your charity should be guided by the rule of discretion; that you should safeguard the health of your own body in order to aid your neighbors souls. Letter to Arnold van Hees Provides a multi-faceted mosaic of Ignatius s pragmatic mind, passionate heart and profound commitment to help individuals grow in a personal relationship with God. An excellent contribution to a deeper understanding of Ignatian spirituality. Maureen Conroy, RSM, DMin, worldwide educator of spiritual directors; author, "The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God" This labor of love gives readers a fine sample of Ignatius s wisdom . Readers will find food for their souls, thus joining millions of others over the past four and one half centuries who have come closer to God through the writings of Ignatius. William Barry, SJ, author, "Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God through Honest Prayer and Finding God in All Things: A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius" Ignatius knew the Christian life is not about belief; it s about cultivating an encounter with the presence of Jesus that brings greater compassion and purpose to one s life. Thanks to [this book], the practices and insights of Ignatius are now available and accessible to anyone seeking to live a passionate life. Mark Yaconelli, author, "Contemplative Youth Ministry"; project director, The Center for Engaged Compassion An engaging book . Written in a user-friendly style, with wise and elucidating commentary, [it] is sure to make Ignatius and his 'practical mysticism more widely known and appreciated. An excellent guide for those who are meeting Ignatius for the first time as well as for those who have known him for many years. Melannie Svoboda, SnD, retreat director; author, "Traits of a Healthy Spirituality"" "Accessible, inviting and user-friendly . Both novices to the spiritual life and experienced retreat directors will discover in [this] clever book a compendium of crucial passages supplemented by insights that are thoughtful, grounded in scholarship and most Ignatian of all practical." James Martin, SJ, author, "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything" "Wonderful .We hear the saint's own voice and we hear Fr. Mark's instructive commentary to help us benefit from centuries-old insights today." Brian McLaren, speaker and theologian; author, "Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words" For the first time brings together "The Spiritual Exercises" as well as the letters and memoirs of Saint Ignatius in a form that illuminates the work of this spiritual master in an engaging and accessible fashion. If you are new to Ignatius, read this first. If you are a student of his work, read it for fresh perspective. The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, director of spiritual formation and Anglican studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; author, "What God Wants for Your Life" Moderation has staying power; what puts excessive strain on the body cannot last. . . in whatever spiritual, academic, or even bodily exertions you undertake, your charity should be guided by the rule of discretion; that you should safeguard the health of your own body in order to aid your neighbors souls. Letter to Arnold van Hees Provides a multi-faceted mosaic of Ignatius s pragmatic mind, passionate heart and profound commitment to help individuals grow in a personal relationship with God. An excellent contribution to a deeper understanding of Ignatian spirituality. Maureen Conroy, RSM, DMin, worldwide educator of spiritual directors; author, "The Discerning Heart: Discovering a Personal God" This labor of love gives readers a fine sample of Ignatius s wisdom . Readers will find food for their souls, thus joining millions of others over the past four and one half centuries who have come closer to God through the writings of Ignatius. William Barry, SJ, author, "Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with Godthrough Honest Prayer and Finding God in All Things: A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius" Ignatius knew the Christian life is not about belief; it s about cultivating an encounter with the presence of Jesus that brings greater compassion and purpose to one s life. Thanks to [this book], the practices and insights of Ignatius are now available and accessible to anyone seeking to live a passionate life. Mark Yaconelli, author, "Contemplative Youth Ministry"; project director, The Center for Engaged Compassion An engaging book . Written in a user-friendly style, with wise and elucidating commentary, [it] is sure to make Ignatius and his 'practical mysticism more widely known and appreciated. An excellent guide for those who are meeting Ignatius for the first time as well as for those who have known him for many years. Melannie Svoboda, SnD, retreat director; author, "Traits of a Healthy Spirituality""

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