Discerning the Will of God - DVD

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Discerning the Will of God - DVD

An Ignatian Guide for Spiritual Directors - 10 Lectures on DVD with Study Guide

In ten lectures, filmed in the beautiful St. Clement’s Shrine in Boston, Father Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., presents a video guide for spiritual directors based on his best-selling title Discerning the Will of God.

Using texts from St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises and real-life situations, Fr. Gallagher offers the spiritual director instruction on how to guide persons through the process of discernment, how to help them discern the movements of their hearts, and how to walk with them toward clarity regarding God’s will. The insights offered throughout the series can be adapted to a wide range of decisions that persons may face in life. Paired with an accompanying study guide.

Reviews and endorsements

"Father Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States."
Harvey D. Egan, SJ, professor, Boston College

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"Fr. Tim Gallagher has quickly become one of the leading commentators on Ignatian discernment."
George Aschenbrenner, SJ


"When we are doing the will of God, that alone is enough to satisfy us. When we are not, all the pleasure and possession of the world are not. How many books have you read on the subject of discerning God's will? Whether it is one or a hundred, you should read this book."
Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager

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Discerning the Will of God is the sixth and perhaps most important in Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s books on discernment. It raises the perennial question for the committed Christian: How can I really know God’s will for me? Gallagher addresses this through what has become his hallmark style, namely the interaction of an Ignatian text—here, the three times in which a sound and good choice may be made—with practical examples. The result is a work of far-reaching significance in the hope it inspires that God’s will may be known, embraced, and lovingly fulfilled.”
Gill K. Goulding, CJ, University of Toronto

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“The teaching of Ignatius Loyola on discerning the will of God is his most important contribution to Christian spirituality. It is also extremely difficult to explain. One approach is to present and comment on the relevant parts of the Spiritual Exercises. Another is to work with examples taken from the actual experience of people today. The strength of Gallagher’s new book is that he combines the two approaches in a lucid and helpful way. What I most admire is what lies behind Gallagher’s book—an extraordinary patience in gathering so many apposite examples. These come in part from his own experience as a spiritual director and in part from his reading. This patience reveals a great love of people who struggle to find the will of God in the complexities of today’s world. It also manifests an appreciation of the ministry of spiritual direction and the place that it holds in facilitating Christian decision making.”
Brian O’Leary, SJ, spiritual director and professor, Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology

9780824520335
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Dimensions: 5 x 5.75
CROSSROAD, 2015