The Discernment of Spirits, An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living by Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV
By providing a sound understanding of Ignatian principles and applying them in a skillful way to daily life, Father Gallager meets the pressing needs of retreat directors, retreatants, students of spiritual theology, and others interested in deepening their spiritual lives. There is no comparable volume that proves so helpful.
Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, yet many readers find his rules for discernment hard to understand. What can Ignatius teach us about the discernment of spirits that lies at the very heart of Christian life?
In "The Discernment of Spirits" Fr. Gallagher, a talented teacher, retreat leader, and scholar, helps us understand the rules and how their insights are essential for our spiritual growth today. By integrating the rules and the experience of contemporary people, Gallagher shows the precision, clarity, and insight of Ignatius's rules, as well as the importance of his thought for spiritual life today. When we learn to read Ignatius correctly we discover in his remarkable words our own struggles, joys, & triumphs.
This book is for all who desire greater awareness of God's action in their daily spiritual lives, and is essential reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.
Softcover, 232 Pages