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Discerning the Will of God An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making
Drawing from the timeless methods of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this thoughtful meditation is enriched with examples and stories that offer practical and profound wisdom for aligning personal desires and goals with God’s will.
With guidance on recognizing God’s infinite love, opening the heart to what God wants, making use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, spiritual direction, finding clarity, and understanding discernment as part of the overall spiritual life in Christ, this discussion addresses questions asked by many Christians throughout life, such as What does God want for my life? Is it time to change jobs? and Should I marry?
Focusing on major life decisions such as marriage and career, these insights can be adapted to any of life's decisions, helping the thoughtful Christian find a spiritually inspired mission.
"Father Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States." —Harvey D. Egan, SJ, professor, Boston College
"Fr. Tim Gallagher has quickly become one of the leading commentators on Ignatian discernment." —George Aschenbrenner, SJ
"What I most admire is what lies behind Gallagher's book—an extraordinary patience in gathering so many opposite examples . . . in part from his own experience . . . and in part from his reading." —Reverend Brian O'Leary, SJ, spiritual director and professor, Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy
Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, is a priest and a popular retreat leader who lectures around the world. He is the author of several books on Ignatian spirituality, including The Discernment of Spirits, The Examen Prayer, An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer, and Meditation and Contemplation. He lives in Boston.
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