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A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen

by Jim Manney

In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed. The prayer is the examen, which St. Ignatius Loyola developed for the purpose of nurturing a reflective habit of mind that is constantly attuned to God's presence. What makes the prayer so powerful is its capacity to dispel any notion that God is somewhere "up there," detached from our day-to-day tasks and concerns. Instead, the examen leads us into a relationship with a God who desires to be personally caught up in the lives of those whom he created. By following five simple yet powerful steps for praying the examen, we can encounter the God who, as Scripture tells us, "is not far from each one of us"--the God whose presence in our lives can make all the difference in the world.

Jim Manney is coauthor of the book What's Your Decision? as well as the edtor of many books on Ignatian spirituality, including What Is Ignatian Spirituality? He is a senior editor for Loyola Press. Jim and his wife live in Michigan.

Binding: Paperback  85pp.
Pub Date: January 07, 2011
ISBN: 0829435352    EAN: 9780829435351