NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AS La aventura ignaciana!Third Place, Prayers & Spirituality category
ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012
There is no better guide than St. Ignatius Loyola if one desires to discover how faith and everyday life can thrive together. In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of “making” the Spiritual Exercises in daily life.
The first part of O’Brien’s book provides helpful background information, including a brief history of St. Ignatius, an explanation of the Spiritual Exercises and their purpose, and a description of different ways to make the Exercises. The book’s core offers 32 weeks of prayer and meditations to draw participants into a deeper encounter with God. But what truly sets this book apart from other 19th annotations is how O’Brien has woven throughout the chapters his own personal accounts of living out the Exercises in everyday life. Through his deeply moving stories, readers discover how the Exercises intersect with the real world.
The Ignatian Adventure is an ideal resource for spiritual directors, but its user-friendly, down-to-earth style also makes it perfect for any individual seeking a deeper life of prayer.
About the Author
KEVIN O'BRIEN, SJ, is a former lawyer who became a Jesuit nearly 15 years ago. He regularly conducts spiritual retreats for the young and old alike. An experienced high school teacher and college professor, he currently serves as the President of Santa Clara University.
"This beautiful book will change the way you pray, the way you experience God, and the way you live."
James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints
"To peer deeper into faith isn't something so easily done for many Christians." The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life" is a comprehensive guide to the faith of St. Ignatius Loyola, as author and Jesuit priest Kevin O' Brien present an studious exploration of faith and how to gain a better understanding of it. "The Ignatian Adventure" is a powerful addition to any Christian studies collection and for any Christian who is seeking a more scholarly understanding of faith and St. Ignatius."
-- The Midwest Book Review