Choosing Christ in the World: A Handbook for Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola According to Annotations Eighteen and Nineteen
St. Ignatius recognized that while many people could benefit from the Spiritual Exercises, some might not be suitable candidates for the entire 30–day retreat. In the “Introductory Explanations” (or Annotations) to the Exercises, Ignatius acknowledges directors who lead those candidates through a “retreat in daily life.” Fr. Tetlow’s manual is an aid for such directors. He offers guidance on preparing for the Exercises, and for each of the retreat’s four weeks. And he provides practical advice for conducting conferences with retreatants, suggestions of scriptural passages particularly suited to prayer, and more. Choosing Christ in the World includes notes based on Fr. Tetlow’s own directorial experience. This new edition of the book also recognizes Ignatius’s observation that in cases in which the material of the Exercises themselves might be beyond the grasp of some individuals, a leader might assign “light works” for prayer and spiritual growth.
Posted by David L Miller on Jul 25th 2018
This is a practical and eminently usable adaptation for guiding individuals and small groups through an 18th or 19th annotation experience. The writing is clear, evocative, an easy to use adaptation that is true to Ignatius, while offering modern, biblical and theological well-grounded treatments of the Exercises accessible to contemporary retreatants. I have used this resource for nearly 20 years, starting when my spiritual director guided me through the 19th annotation. Now, I find it an invaluable resource when guiding others through the 18th and 19th annotations. The questions and directions deepen the prayer and experience of retreatants while facilitating direction. I wouldn't be without it. This is the second copy I have purchased because the first was becoming worn ... and because I want it close at hand in both my offices for reference.
very important to Have one
Posted by Unknown on Nov 21st 2017
An excellent book for those directing a retreat in daily life
A must have for directors of the Spiritual Exercises
Posted by Peg on Nov 2nd 2016
Excellent and helpful guide for those directing the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. The core content of the S.E is enriched by the additional questions, articles and directions. This is my replacement copy as the first one has too many ragged edges, coffee spills and life.....
Essential learning tool
Posted by mary helen markowitz on Sep 13th 2016
I'm just learning to give the exercises, and this book is an invaluable educational tool. I hope to use it for many years to come!
I use it regularly
Posted by Katherine Hanley, CSJ on Aug 15th 2016
I have used this wonderful resource for many years and in fact gave away my copy--too soon, I discovered. So this is a replacement copy. Thank you for making it available at such a reasonable cost.+
Christ in my life
Posted by Marian on May 31st 2016
The book choosing Christ in the World is truly an amazing book for spiritual holiness. It brings my life closer to Christ .