A Reader's Guide to The Discernment of Spirits

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A Reader's Guide to The Discernment of Spirits

An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living

A companion to the bestselling Ignatian guide, this workbook provides a practical means of unlocking the wisdom of The Discernment of Spirits. Each chapter includes key concepts, contemplation of case studies, and questions to consider in the personal application of the teaching.

This volume arose from requests for a tool to facilitate group and individual study of The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living. Used in combination with that classic, A Reader’s Guide to the Discernment of Spirits can assist groups in a variety of settings—parish gatherings, formal classes, spiritual retreats, and other meetings of seekers—and individuals in personal study to begin applying the Rules to daily life.

This handy, easy-to-use workbook is chock-full of probing questions and practical tips on how to apply the profound spiritual insights from the Ignatian tradition of patient, prayerful self-examination. Acclaimed interpreter of Saint Ignatius, author Father Gallagher, provides clear explanations of the centuries-old Jesuit method of discerning God’s will in one’s life. A practical resource, the guide includes ample space on every page for journaling, notes, and reflections to help readers track their progress toward a closer, more loving union with God.

Reviews and endorsements

"For years I have given many people instructions in the discernment of spirits using Father Tim Gallagher's book. The new study guide is a valuable resource for both group and individual study. All those who used the study guide told me that it helped them immensely in the study of his book, The Discernment of Spirits, and to more effectively enter into the understanding and practice of discernment. I highly recommend it."
Dennis Brown, OMV

Paperback / 104 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9