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March 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Navigating the Interior Life

I Appreciate You

Dear CSD Family, I received word today that my book, Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God won the 2013 Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 12.57.55 Catholicism Reader's Choice award for best Catholic book in 2012. I was honored to be in the running with several Navigating the Interior Life by Daniel Burkegood books that I highly recommend: Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives and Along the Way: Lessons for an Authentic Journey of Faith, by Randy Hain. Both of them are better writers than me and Pope Emeritus Benedict's books will be around long after mine goes out of print (as it should be).

The thrill of winning something like this has nothing to do with personal recognition. Frankly, believe it or not, it really means little to me. What excites me is reaching people with the life-changing reality of a living and dynamic relationship with Jesus. There is nothing more important in this life than loving Him and helping others to do the same. This is why 100% of the revenue we generate from the sale of my book through this site goes toward giving away resources to the faithful poor. The more we sell, the more we give.

Thank you for your vote. Your trust and support means a great deal to me. Please support the work of this apostolate and the good authors here. Lets pray together that more of His people come to love Him more fully through our work and prayer together for the sake of His Kingdom.

Praying that you and yours have a blessed and holy Triduum and Easter.


PS: I want to offer a special note of thanks to all those who helped me to put the book together including Emmaus Road Publishing, and to those who helped me to get word out, especially YOU, EWTN, and the team at Teresa Tomeo Communications.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • quiltbugjj

    How Awesome! Congrats!

  • Jeanette

    That’s a wonderful achievement!

  • Anthony_Lilles

    This is wonderful – hope your work continues to help more of us to embrace the spiritual life.

  • Congratulations! No, the award isn’t the important thing. But it’s a great sign that you’re doing good work!

  • LizEst

    Congratulations Dan. May the Lord continue to bless all your work…for His greater glory.

  • Peg

    Congratulations, Dan!
    I’m enjoying reading the book and reviewing some sections, which I believe I’ll continue doing for some time to come.

  • Congratulations! While “it means really little to” you, the recognition may inspire others to get the book and profit from it. May the Holy Ghost continue to work through you for the benefit of souls.

  • Congratulations! Thank you all the great work you do here and for the book! 🙂

  • Fr. Michael Flowers


  • Suzi dutro

    Congratulations Dan!! This book, this site, this SD community has changed my life. Thank you. May your great works continue To help us and guide us on the rocky road.

  • Judith Costello

    Congratulations Dan! I hope that attention directed to the book as a result of the award will tweak the interest of those whose “hearts are restless.” God bless you for your great work.

  • BeckitaMaria

    I’ve written elsewhere on this site and, I believe in this moment, it bears repeating, Dan: Your many good works for God’s glory cause me to rejoice in the Lord for, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.'”

    On this Maundy Thursday, may the Lord mystically wash your feet anew for your mission of loving service in bringing forth the coming of His Kingdom. Blessed be God in you!

  • Marg

    Congrats Dan on the well deserved reviews on a book that is helping many of us on our spiritual journey! May God continue to bless you Dan and have a very blessed Easter!

  • Vicki

    Congratulations, Dan! This book is a great blessing – it takes the mystery out of an invaluable resource for helping us grow in holiness. Thank you for all your hard work!

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