How can I start, restart or significantly improve my prayer life? (CLICK HERE TO ORDER)
From the Foreword by Matthew Kelly: Prayer is difficult, joyful, challenging, and life-changing. The journey into prayer, into the heart of God, is the reason we were made; it is the reason God brought us into existence. You have a defining moment before you on this journey. What you are about to read is clear, powerful, and applicable to every Catholic who knows that there is something more to life; every Catholic whose heart yearns for something more; every Catholic who wants to know God better. This defining moment exists because God has brought this book to you. He is reaching out to you again, seeking to draw you near. If you answer the call with all that you are, God will match your commitment and he will not only meet you where you are, he will take you to a place that you never knew existed, a place where two hearts—God’s and yours—beat as one. This place, this journey, this battle is worth every ounce of effort you can give it. It is worth everything you own, everything you aspire to be, everything you are. If you lean in, persevere, and embrace this journey, you will know the life that Jesus has promised, a life of peace and joy that cannot be taken away by the trials of this life. Lean in, persevere, learn, practice, fight, embrace, rejoice—God is with you on this journey of prayer.
How can I better fight the spiritual battles I face on a day to day basis?
The Discernment of Spirits – An Ignatian Guide for Every Day Living by Fr. Timothy Gallagher (Click Here to Order)
St. Ignatius Loyola is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, yet many readers find his Rules for Discernment hard to understand. In The Discernment of Spirits, Fr. Timothy Gallagher helps us understand the Rules and how their insights are essential for our spiritual growth today. When we learn to read Ignatius correctly, we discover in his remarkable words our own struggles, joys, and triumphs. This book is for all who desire greater awareness of God’s action in their daily spiritual lives and is essential reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.
How can I learn more about contemplative prayer?
Humble prayer calls down fire from above, and as we learn to live a life rooted in prayer, this heavenly fire grows into a profound awareness of the presence of God. This is the deepest purpose of prayer, and making this journey is essential for reaching the heights of holiness for which we were made. In “Fire From Above,” Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation shows you how to put your whole life in conversation with the Risen Lord within the Catholic tradition of spirituality.