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God of Surprises

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Not to satisfy some super judge, nor to comply with the strictures of any religion, but rather because God loves us all and wants everyone to know it and rejoice in that knowledge. Embracing mystical styles of reflection and prayer such as Ignatian contemplative prayer, he encourages the reader to identify and counter whatever desires are not oriented towards God. As such, any reader whose interest is piqued by this book may well wish to attend an Ignatian Spiritual Exercises retreat, and then use the book as a guide to their on-going reflections.I don't have a lot of patience for the "coolness" in dissing people for believing in something bigger but that's my own problem to get over.

At the end of the chapter, the author makes a wonderful comparison between the marks of true repentance vis-à-vis false repentance. The 2022 edition of this evergreen classic comes with a new foreword written by Margaret Silf and is presented in paperback with a contemporary cover design and French flaps. That the world often misuse 'the name of God' - and use it as an excuse to do something seemingly good but creates destruction and division (e. En conséquence, toutes les commandes passées en ligne entre le 26 et le 31 janvier seront retardées.But he is careful to define that treasure as experienced unity with Christ, a goal any Christian ought to hold. This book took apart what I thought I knew, challenged my apathy, correctly anticipated most of my doubts and areas of weakness, and gave me a new way to explore my faith.

Ignatios Loyola using the parable of the treasure found in a field for which a man sells everything to aquire.As I have not read the original I cannot comment on it's updatedness but I am informed that any new material is minimal. If Gerard Hughes had expressed during the Inquisition what he'd written here, he would surely have been branded a heretic. Hughes finishes by writing on the nature of the growing relationship with Christ one should expect as one becomes more aware of, and able to influence, the orientation of one's desires. The purpose of this book is to suggest ways of finding the treasure in what we may consider an unlikely field--ourselves. Above all, it is a useful book – a book to be used by those who find it hard to forgive themselves: the stumblers and agnostics who hardly dare believe that God is within them.

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