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Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation

Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation

by Albert Haase OFM
Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation

Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation

by Albert Haase OFM


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Catching Fire, Becoming Flame is a modern classic in spiritual formation and discipleship by popular Catholic priest and award-winning author Fr. Albert Haase. Amid the pressures and wear-and-tear of life, it’s easy to become “luke-warm” in our faith. In thirty-three short chapters, Albert Haase gives you the tools and kindling to prepare for the spark of God in your life – and then shows you how to fan it into flame.  

Appealing to a broad range of Christians, Catching Fire, Becoming Flame:  

  • Provides a perfect Bible study guide for new believers, students, or anyone who wants to rekindle their faith  

  • Provides a basic overview of the spiritual life, including sin and transformation, God and love, suffering, methods of prayer, discernment, forgiveness, silence and rest, and more 

  • Includes thought-provoking reflection questions in every chapter to help you progress 

  • Combines engaging storytelling with pastoral wisdom, humor and practical guidance 

  • Makes God, faith, and spirituality approachable, personal, and immediate 

  • Glows with time-tested wisdom from an experienced spiritual director who draws on Scripture and the wisdom of the saints  

As one reviewer noted, “this is Christianity at its finest: bold, vibrant, and down to earth.” Through his work with parishes all over North America, Fr. Albert Haase has helped thousands of people to rekindle their enthusiasm and mission in life. Catching Fire, Becoming Flame is an excellent book for small groups and Bible studies, class settings, and personal prayer and journaling. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612612973
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 447,255
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular Franciscan preacher, teacher, spiritual director, and guest on talk radio shows. A former missionary to mainland China, he is the award-winning author of thirteen books on popular spirituality, including Catching Fire Becoming Flame, and the presenter on five best-selling DVDs. He currently resides at San Miguel Friary in San Antonio, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: God's Passion, Our Enthusiasm ix

The Spark from God: An Introduction to the Spiritual Life 1

1 A Process of Transformation 3

2 Desire and Spiritual Awakening 9

3 The Three Stages of the Spiritual Journey 14

4 Imperfections versus Sins 20

5 Breaking Bad Habits 27

Kindling: Basic Spiritual Concepts 33

6 Does Your God Love You? 35

7 Principles of Prayer 42

8 The Attitude of Gratitude 49

9 The Divine Milieu 55

10 Me, Myself, and I: True or False? 61

11 God and Suffering 67

Catching Fire: Methods of Prayer 75

12 The Examen 77

13 Meditation and Contemplation 83

14 Lectio Divina 88

15 Imaginative Prayer 93

16 Wonder-ing with Creation 99

17 Praying the Stations of the Cross 104

18 The Lord's Prayer Anew 110

Fanning the Flame: Discernment 117

19 Discernment of Spirits 119

20 God's Will and Decision Making 124

21 Dryness, Darkness, or Depression? 130

22 Spiritual Direction 136

23 Self-Care and Wellness 142

24 Developing a Rule of Life 149

Becoming all Flame: Dynamic commitments 157

25 An Examination of Conscience 159

26 The Challenge of Forgiveness 165

27 Resisting Temptations 171

28 Surrender and Abandonment 182

29 Reveal Everything to God 188

30 Silence and Solitude: The Retreat 194

31 Sabbath Rest 200

32 Pilgrimage 205

33 Soul Training 212

Conclusion: A Prayer at the Hearth of the Heart 217

Acknowledgments 219

Notes 221

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