Author Biography - Paul Coutinho

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Paul Coutinho 


Paul Coutinho is an internationally recognized Ignatian scholar, author, and speaker who brings an Eastern flavor to Western spirituality. A native of India, he frequently leads retreats, gives spiritual direction, and trains people to lead the Spiritual Exercises.

He holds master’s degrees in both clinical psychology and religious studies, and he has a doctorate in historical theology from Saint Louis University, where he specialized in Ignatian spirituality and is now a visiting theology professor.

Coutinho currently creates and runs programs in Ignatian identity and mission for Saint Louis University’s Mission and Ministry office, he is the editor of Ignis—the South Asian Ignatian spirituality journal—and also shares his gifts as the director of Ignatian Spirituality Programs for South Asia. He resides in St. Louis and divides his time between India and the United States.

Books by Paul Coutinho

Sacred Darkness

Encountering Divine Love in Life’s Darkest Places

Paul Coutinho reveals that darkness often sheds light on our world and helps us live more effectively and more fully in the painful situations of our lives.

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Just as You Are

Opening Your Life to the Infinite Love of God

Many of us struggle with the idea that God’s love for us is unconditional. In Just as You Are, Paul Coutinho, helps us realize that God’s love is with us at all times and that God simply asks us to embrace that love.

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An Ignatian Pathway

Experiencing the Mystical Dimension of the Spiritual Exercises

An Ignatian Pathway, by Paul Coutinho, is a companion to the Spiritual Exercises that helps readers enter into a more mystical experience with Divine.

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How Big Is Your God?

The Freedom to Experience the Divine

Do you have a real relationship with God, or do you just have a religion? In How Big Is Your God? Coutinho challenges us to grow stronger and deeper in our faith and in our relationship with God, whose love knows no bounds.

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