Discerning the Will of God - Audio Book

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Discerning the Will of God - Audio Book

The Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making

This title is also available as an audiobook, read by John Wykes, O.M.V. The book comes on 5 CDs and lasts 5 hours, covering the entire text of the printed book.

Drawing from the timeless methods of Ignatius Loyola and richly illustrated with examples and stories, this audiobook offers practical wisdom for aligning your will to God's will. Fr. Tim takes you through each step of the process, including opening your heart to whatever God wants; making use of silence, the Eucharist, Scripture, and spiritual direction; and finding clarity (and what to do when you lack clarity). While this book focuses on the major decisions such as marriage and career and vocation choices, the insights gained here can be adapted to other significant life decisions as well. Fr. Tim's clear style makes this book an important resource for all who want to discover where God is leading them, as well as for spiritual directors, retreat directors, and counselors.

Reviews and endorsements

"Father Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States."
Harvey D. Egan, SJ, professor, Boston College

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"Fr. Tim Gallagher has quickly become one of the leading commentators on Ignatian discernment."
George Aschenbrenner, SJ

"When we are doing the will of God, that alone is enough to satisfy us. When we are not, all the pleasure and possession of the world are not. How many books have you read on the subject of discerning God's will? Whether it is one or a hundred, you should read this book."
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager

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Discerning the Will of God is the sixth and perhaps most important in Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s books on discernment. It raises the perennial question for the committed Christian: How can I really know God’s will for me? Gallagher addresses this through what has become his hallmark style, namely the interaction of an Ignatian text—here, the three times in which a sound and good choice may be made—with practical examples. The result is a work of far-reaching significance in the hope it inspires that God’s will may be known, embraced, and lovingly fulfilled.”
Gill K. Goulding, CJ, University of Toronto

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“The teaching of Ignatius Loyola on discerning the will of God is his most important contribution to Christian spirituality. It is also extremely difficult to explain. One approach is to present and comment on the relevant parts of the Spiritual Exercises. Another is to work with examples taken from the actual experience of people today. The strength of Gallagher’s new book is that he combines the two approaches in a lucid and helpful way. What I most admire is what lies behind Gallagher’s book—an extraordinary patience in gathering so many apposite examples. These come in part from his own experience as a spiritual director and in part from his reading. This patience reveals a great love of people who struggle to find the will of God in the complexities of today’s world. It also manifests an appreciation of the ministry of spiritual direction and the place that it holds in facilitating Christian decision making.”
Brian O’Leary, SJ, spiritual director and professor, Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology

"Father Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States."
Harvey D. Egan, SJ, professor, Boston College

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"Fr. Tim Gallagher has quickly become one of the leading commentators on Ignatian discernment."
George Aschenbrenner, SJ


"When we are doing the will of God, that alone is enough to satisfy us. When we are not, all the pleasure and possession of the world are not. How many books have you read on the subject of discerning God's will? Whether it is one or a hundred, you should read this book."
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager

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Discerning the Will of God is the sixth and perhaps most important in Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s books on discernment. It raises the perennial question for the committed Christian: How can I really know God’s will for me? Gallagher addresses this through what has become his hallmark style, namely the interaction of an Ignatian text—here, the three times in which a sound and good choice may be made—with practical examples. The result is a work of far-reaching significance in the hope it inspires that God’s will may be known, embraced, and lovingly fulfilled.”
Gill K. Goulding, CJ, University of Toronto

,

“The teaching of Ignatius Loyola on discerning the will of God is his most important contribution to Christian spirituality. It is also extremely difficult to explain. One approach is to present and comment on the relevant parts of the Spiritual Exercises. Another is to work with examples taken from the actual experience of people today. The strength of Gallagher’s new book is that he combines the two approaches in a lucid and helpful way. What I most admire is what lies behind Gallagher’s book—an extraordinary patience in gathering so many apposite examples. These come in part from his own experience as a spiritual director and in part from his reading. This patience reveals a great love of people who struggle to find the will of God in the complexities of today’s world. It also manifests an appreciation of the ministry of spiritual direction and the place that it holds in facilitating Christian decision making.”
Brian O’Leary, SJ, spiritual director and professor, Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology

9780824520274
Paperback / 1 page
Dimensions: 5 x 5.75
CROSSROAD, 2015