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Letting God Come Close: An Approach to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Kindle Edition

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"Barry's book is well worth reading and reflecting on for new and experienced directors as well as for students." -- George R. Murphy, S.J., adjunct lecturer in spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley

"Spiritual directors will find a gold mine here of help in understanding and giving the Exercises." -- George Aschenbrenner, S.J., director, Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth

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In this dynamic guide, Father Barry explains different methods directors can encourage their retreatants to use during the Exercises, such as imaginative prayer and "touchstone experiences" that help individuals access higher levels of spiritual contemplation. Using well-chosen examples from the Bible, religious literature, and from psychological and religious professionals, Barry reveals the modern-day relevance of these centuries-old exercises. His insights will pave the way for even further expansion of this increasingly popular and enlightening practice.

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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. He has taught at the University of Michigan, the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and Boston College. His many works include Letting God Come Close, A Friendship Like No Other, Here's My Heart, Here's My Hand, Seek My Face, and God's Passionate Desire (Loyola Press), and God and You.

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Great resource for Spiritual Directors and others to help use Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises for the greatest benefit. William Barry is a great author.
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