The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/12/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits), was known for his practical spirituality. The "way of Ignatius" has helped millions of people—from the doubtful seeker to the devout believer—find freedom, make friends, live simply, work sensibly, fall in love, experience joy, and enter into a relationship with God.

The Ignatian goal of "finding God in all things" eans that every part of our lives can lead us to God. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything shows us how this is possible, with user-friendly examples, humorous stories and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, as well as examples from Martin's twenty years as a Jesuit. The traditional wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public.

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything translates these insights of for a modern audience and reveals how we can find God—and how God can find us—in the real world of work, love, suffering, decisions, prayer, and friendship.

Table of Contents

A Way of Proceeding: What Is Ignatian Spirituality?p. 1
The Six Paths: Spiritual, Religious, Spiritual but Not Religious, and Everything in Betweenp. 29
What Do You Want?: Desire and the Spiritual Lifep. 57
Beautiful Yesterdays: Finding God and Letting God Find Youp. 86
Beginning to Pray: So I've Found God ... Now What?p. 103
Friendship with God: Father Barry's Insightp. 115
God Meets You Where You Are: Ignatian Traditions of Prayerp. 143
The Simple Life: The Surprising Freedom of Downward Mobilityp. 174
Like the Angels?: Chastity; Celibacy, and Lovep. 213
More by Deeds Than by Words: Friendship and Lovep. 231
Surrendering to the Future: Obedience, Acceptance, and Sufferingp. 266
What Should I Do?: The Ignatian Way of Making Decisionsp. 305
Be Who You Is!: Work, Job, Career, Vocation ... and Lifep. 339
The Contemplative in Action: Our Way of Proceedingp. 389
Acknowledgmentsp. 399
For Further Explorationp. 401
Indexp. 407
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One of the best textbooks for helping to live your life, the way you hope to perceive your life to be lived, this textbook will change your view of Jesuits as well as direct or enhance your approach to things spiritual. Ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase textbooks from this company in the future.
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