A Friendship Like No Other

A Friendship Like No Other

Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace


Grounded in biblical tradition but with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, A Friendship Like No Other offers a fresh approach to becoming a friend of God. Eschewing the idea that God is a distant, solitary figure to be feared, renonwed spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, provides us with all the tools needed to become a friend of God.

A Friendship Like No Other offers three well-supported and practical sections: prayerful exercises to help lead us to the conviction that God wants our friendship; a close look at objections to this idea; and reflections on experiencing the presence of God and discerning those experiences. Brief, personal meditations are woven throughout. 

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William A. Barry, SJ 

William A. Barry, SJ, is a veteran spiritual director who is currently serving as tertian director for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus.

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A Friendship Like No Other

Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace

Explore 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.

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