Throughout A Friendship Like No Other, renowned spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, explores the premise that God wants to relate to us as a close friend. Though this idea is radical or unfamiliar to so many Christians, Barry has contemplated this idea throughout his lifetime and explains that it actually traces back to the “developing revelation of God contained in the Bible.”
A Friendship Like No Other offers three well-supported and practical sections: prayerful exercises to help lead you to the conviction that God wants your 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.
Grounded in biblical tradition and with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, this book offers a fresh, heart-changing approach to living joyfully in the freedom of the divine embrace.
|William A. Barry, SJ, is a veteran spiritual director. He has taught at the University of Michigan, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Boston College. His many works include Letting God Come Close, Changed Heart, Changed World, Here's My Heart, Here's My Hand, Seek My Face, and God's Passionate Desire and God and You.|