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Time for God — Fr Jacques Philippe’s Classic on Mental Prayer

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Mental Prayer, Nancy HC Ward, Prayer

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Time for God Father Jacques Philippe’s Classic on Mental Prayer   Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study initiated by my covenant community, with talks each Sunday on the five chapters of this small but dynamic book. It is a resource for beginners trying... Read More

Update on “How to Read Your Way to Heaven”

January 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Liz Estler, Spiritual Reading, Vicki Burbach

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Dear Friends, If you read my post in December about Vicki Burbach’s exciting new book “How to Read Your Way to Heaven”, we have an update for you.  Vicki’s book has drawn quite a lot of interest from our readers and many others across the internet and among book sellers. It has become available a week earlier than the scheduled publication date and can be purchased now by clicking here, or from the links... Read More

How to Read Your Way to Heaven

December 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Liz Estler, Meditation, Prayer, Resources, Vicki Burbach

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How to Read Your Way to Heaven A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between   What if I told you, you could chart a course to heaven simply by reading? The fact is that many of the saints regularly read the spiritual classics. And, what they read affected their spirituality, their Catholicity, and their lives in a positive way. Here at SpiritualDirection.com we have... Read More

Last Chance to Preorder Into the Deep

September 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Into the Deep, Prayer, Resources

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Last Chance to Preorder Into the Deep   Do you want to improve in your prayer life? The answer is undoubtedly yes. The saints teach us that there is ALWAYS room for improvement. The forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil can make it difficult to be persistent in prayer. Dan Burke knows the struggle. And, his new book Into the Deep: Finding Peace through Prayer examines the challenges that keep us all from a deeper prayer... Read More

Into the Deep is Coming! – Get Your Advance Signed Copy

July 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Donate, Into the Deep, Prayer, Prayer Life

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I have exciting news. Not too long ago I agreed to write a book for Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic on prayer. I was hesitant because I didn’t know if could write it in the style he requested. He wanted something that would help God’s people at the beginning stages of mental prayer when it is most difficult and when most people tend to give up. He also wanted the book to encourage, inspire, and give them the tools they... Read More

Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps

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Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps Interview with Gary Zimak   While interviewing Gary Zimak about his new book, “Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps”, I found a fascinating backstory of how a conversion experience propelled him into a career as a full-time Catholic evangelist. Nancy: How did God guide you into a career as a Catholic evangelist rather than another career? Gary:... Read More

Intimacy and Evangelizing — A Heart for Evangelizing

July 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Evangelization, Joseph Hollcraft

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Dr. Joseph Hollcraft, Avila Professor, and Dan Burke (who also teaches at the Avila Institute!) Editor’s Note: Dan Burke says that Dr. Joseph Hollcraft “reveals that the advance of the Kingdom of God must begin first within our own hearts and then extend to those around us. Without this inner work of conversion and union with God, our efforts will yield far less than we would desire.” Professor Hollcraft, who... Read More

St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone — Book Review

June 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Doctor of the Church, Knowing God, Nancy HC Ward

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St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer Book Review by Nancy Ward   “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s Go Find God is the enticing teaser of Volume I. The full title of the series tells it all: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, 30 Quick and Fun Lessons, Activities... Read More

Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints

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Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints   Spiritual direction is a tool that helps shape us into the saints God created us to be. It is natural that while striving to become saints, we would look to the saints themselves to guide us. Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who will soon be canonized by Pope Francis, is an example of one who sought holiness through the example of those who had gone before her. Saint John... Read More

Can I Trust Fr Anthony de Mello, SJ? Update (Part II of II)

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This past week I ran into a man from India and I asked him about the popularity of the writings of Fr. Anthony de Mello in India. His answer was a bit distressing so I decided to offer a second post that contains more insight from Pope Benedict the XVI on de Mello’s writings (he was Cardinal Ratzinger when he wrote what you will find below).  What you will find below are two things: The original warning issued by the Congregation... Read More

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