Fr. William Barry, SJ, believes that God wants an intimate relationship with each one of us—and that the deepest desire of our own hearts is to have an intimate relationship with God. Yet while we pursue this desire for a relationship with God we also resist it—which can lead to a painful stagnancy. How can we move forward?
In God’s Passionate Desire, Fr. Barry serves as our spiritual director, leading us on a series of brief “retreats” to help us understand the foundations of our relationship with God, what threatens it, and how we can continuously move forward into a closer and more meaningful relationship with God. In his warm, conversational style, Barry offers meditations, poses questions, and gently encourages us to respond to God’s immeasurable love by following what is truly in each of our hearts—a longing for a relationship with God.
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.
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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