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Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on ...
Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises that have been so powerful and growth-inducing for so many, including Warner, can be a tool for transformation in you as well.
The exercises are designed to help you
encounter the person of Jesusfoster a deeper relational knowing of Jesuscultivate a greater desire and freedom to say yes to Jesus
This book will guide you through Ignatius's traditional retreat approach as a nine-month journey which allows you to take these practices into the "real world" each day.
And you don't have to go on a retreat to do it. You can start now, and grow in Christlikeness right in the midst of your life.
Are you hungry for Jesus and ready to do something about it? Are you committed to a sticking with a sustained journey of growth and formation in Christ? Then this book is for you. Open these pages, and let Warner guide you on the journey toward deeper intimacy with Jesus.
Part 1 Getting the Most Out of the Exercises
1 The Daily Elements of the Exercises 23
2 The Benefits of a Spiritual Director or Listener 41
3 Tips on How to Approach the Exercises 44
Part 2 Preparatory Exercises
1 The History of Preparatory Exercises 57
2 God's Love 63
Section 1 God Loves You 63
Section 2 God Really Loves You 68
Section 3 God Really, Really Loves You 72
3 Principle and Foundation 78
Section 1 Created 82
Section 2 Praise 86
Section 3 Reverence 89
Section 4 Service 90
Section 5 Indifference 94
Part 3 The Spiritual Exercises
Week 1 Sin, Me and God's Love 103
Week 2 Walking with Jesus 143
Week 3 Journey to the Cross 212
Week 4 Resurrection of Jesus 241
Part 4 Resources
Biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola 263
Ash Wednesday and Holy Week Exercises 268
Shorter Options for Journeying Through the Exercises 274
For Spiritual Directors and Listeners 280
Using the Exercises with a Group 288
Reviewing Your Journey through the Exercises 290
About the Website 294