God's Voice Within

God's Voice Within

The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will

Book - 2010
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Many of us do not trust our own thoughts, feelings, and desires when it comes to discerning God's will. Instead we look outside ourselves to determine what God wants from and for us. In God's Voice Within , spiritual director Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, shows us how to use Ignatian discernment to access our own spiritual intuition and understand that the most trustworthy wisdom of all comes not from outside sources, but from God working through us.

God's Voice Within is intended for people who know that there is more to the spiritual life than they are currently experiencing and are ready to take the next step in their walk of faith by making effective discernment--specifically Ignatian discernment--a daily practice.

Ultimately, God's Voice Within teaches us to discern what is at the root of our actions and emotions, which in turn allows us to respond to God's promptings inside us rather than unconsciously reacting to life around us.

Publisher: Chicago : Loyola Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780829428612
0829428615
Branch Call Number: 248.3 THI 2010
Characteristics: 230 p

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Theophila
Feb 04, 2012

Based on the classical retreat of St Ignatius this book is updated and simplified for modern sensibilities, while staying true to the original. For instance the author speaks of the "true" or "false" spirit, rather than the "good" or "evil" spirit.
And he often speaks in the vocabulary of psychology rather than spirituality, a vocabulary which Ignatius did not have,though his understanding of pyschology was very profound, and the two are closely connected. The author speaks of discernment and self knowledge, how to ask the big questions about one's purpose in life, and how to make decisions. This would be a good book to read if you are thinking of making a retreat this Lent, but can't get away to a quiet place.

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Theophila
Feb 04, 2012

Based on the classical retreat of St Ignatius this book is updated and simplified for modern sensibilities, while staying true to the original. For instance the author speaks of the "true" or "false" spirit, rather than the "good" or "evil" spirit.
And he often speaks in the vocabulary of psychology rather than spirituality, a vocabulary which Ignatius did not have,though his understanding of pyschology was very profound, and the two are closely connected. The author speaks of discernment and self knowledge, how to ask the big questions about one's purpose in life, and how to make decisions. This would be a good book to read if you are thinking of making a retreat this Lent, but can't get away to a quiet place.

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Theophila
Feb 20, 2012

"True discernment teaches us to be self-aware; otherwise, we will get in the way of our own wise choice making. True discernment is not only a matter of reason but also a matter of spirituality. It involves every aspect of our person, from emotion to analysis, from desire to resistance, from personal will to personal prayer."
Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J.
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"Ignatius of Loyola is sometimes called 'the world's first psychologist.' Long before the world had an understanding of the psyche and the vocabulary to describe the interior life, Ignatius seemed to have a grasp of what goes on deep within our thoughts and emotions."

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