Spiritual directors will benefit greatly from Letting God Come Close by William A. Barry, SJ, a spiritual director for more than 30 years. Fr. Barry’s approach to directing the Spiritual Exercises is imaginative and innovative, yet faithful to the intent of Ignatius of Loyola. Using clear, down-to-earth examples from his own experiences, Barry instills in spiritual directors the trust, confidence, and skills they need to help retreatants get close to God through the Spiritual Exercises.
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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.
This book provides personal, adaptable retreat sessions/reflections focused on the concepts of love for God and neighbor—the great commandment.
Grounded in Scripture and inspired by Ignatian spirituality, Lenten Meditations: Growing in Friendship with God offers a fresh approach to deepening your friendship with God during Lent.
Fr. Barry 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 communicate honestly with God, our friendship with God will be strengthened.
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?
Develop a relationship with God by following examples from Scripture. Fr. William Barry introduces biblical situations and personalities to show readers the ways in which people in the Bible drew closer to God.
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.
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.
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.
Using clear, down-to-earth examples Barry helps spiritual directors build up trust and confidence.
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