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Archbishop Naumann: Praise for Navigating the Interior Life

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Marta Goodwin, Navigating the Interior Life

Archbishop Naumann

Archbishop Naumann: Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life”

Just as serious athletes would be foolish for not seeking coaches and trainers to help them learn from the experience of others how best to develop their natural skills, so for the Christian pursuing holiness it is foolhardy not to seek the counsel and direction of wise mentors in the spiritual life. Dan Burke’s Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, is an immensely practical book to help a serious Catholic take advantage of the wealth of experience and knowledge of those who have trod the path to sanctity for the past 2,000 years.

Just as well-intentioned athletes can waste time, injure themselves, and hurt their team by embarking on an ill-conceived training program, so Christian history is strewn with examples of well-meaning individuals who went astray harming themselves and others by following a misguided, imbalanced and imprudent spiritual path.

Unfortunately, complicating the matter even more not everyone, who claims the mantle of a spiritual director, is actually competent to lead others to holiness. Dan Burke gives very practical advice not only on how to find a good spiritual director, but also how best to access the wealth of resources in our Catholic tradition that can assist in developing our friendship with Jesus and growing in virtue.

To learn more about Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, click here.

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  • LizEst

    Good endorsement, Dan. For those who, like me, didn’t know, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann is the Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas.

  • pmbpmb

    Liz, are you a spiritual director?

    • LizEst

      No. I have a graduate degree in ministry from the seminary. If you would like to send me a note by email, please post your address and I will follow up with you.

      • Hmm – twice in one week…

        • :))  Hint Hint?

          • LizEst


        • LizEst

          Ha! I almost accused you of putting someone up to this…but thought better of it.

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