Developing a friendship with God may be the starting point for the spiritual journey, but how can that important internal relationship move us to make an impact on—and even transform—the world around us?
In Changed Heart, Changed World, renowned spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, delves into such topics as how friendship with God impacts our role in society, how to see forgiveness as a way of life, and how compassion can make its mark on the world. Throughout the book, Fr. Barry provides many practical ways to integrate the inner life, where we experience a relationship with God, with the outer life, where we live in relationship with our world.
Above all else, Changed Heart, Changed World reminds us that God has a dream for his creation here and now—a dream that can only be realized by our becoming “other Christs in this world.
William A. Barry, S.J., is a veteran spiritual director who is currently serving as tertian director for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. He has taught at the University of Michigan, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Boston College.
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A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God's Amazing EmbraceExplore the path to becoming a friend of God. Grounded in biblical tradition and Ignatian spirituality, this book offers a fresh approach to becoming a friend of God and understanding this relationship.
God's Passionate Desire: In God’s Passionate Desire, Fr. Barry leads us on brief “retreats” to help us understand our relationship with God and how we can move forward into a more meaningful relationship with God.
Seek My Face: Prayer as Personal Relationship in ScriptureDevelop a relationship with God by following examples in Scripture. in Seek my Face William Barry situations and personalities from Scripture to show readers the various ways in which people in the Bible formed a relationship with God.
Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God through Honest PrayerPraying the Truth helps us realize that if we do not approach God in complete honesty, we may be holding back a part of ourselves that needs to be healed. By learning how to communication honestly with God, our friendship with God will be strengthened.
Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand: Living Fully in Friendship with God In Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand, William A. Barry, SJ, helps us understand how we can experience a personal relationship with God, and what effects that close relationship will have on our lives.