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Draw Me Into Your Friendship: A Literal Translation and a Contemporary Reading of the Spiritual Exercises

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$28.95
SKU:
1047
Author:
David L. Fleming, S.J.
Binding:
Paper
Publication Date:
2016
Pages:
302 pp, index
ISBN:
9781880810200

Product Overview

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Draw Me into Your Friendship is a gateway to Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises that combines a literal translation from the Spanish with a contemporary interpretation enriched by the author’s 25 years of experience with the Exercises. For example, where Ignatius prescribes the first exercise of the day at “midnight,” the author explains, “‘Midnight’ does not describe actual time, but rather indicates that the prayer period should be after an initial experience of deep sleep…. It is at this time when both body and mind are relaxed and quiet that the prayer period can be very fruitful”. This volume is designed to serve directors of the Spiritual Exercises, retreatants, and modern readers who wish to become better acquainted with the classic text.

"Draw Me Into Your Friendship is a marvel: a translation into modern terms of the Spiritual Exercises, which stands side-by-side on the page with St. Ignatius’s original text.  In this way one can appropriate, deepen or explain some concepts that might prove difficult for the modern retreatant without sacrificing any of Ignatius’s original intent.  As a [spiritual] director, it is an invaluable resource.  Dave was also incredibly generous to me in my writing, and helped to deepen my understanding of Ignatian."  ~James Martin, S.J., author of A Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

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Contents

Author's Preface

Preliminary Observations

The First Week

The Second Week

The Third Week

The Fourth Week

Supplementary Material

General Index

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  • 5
    Draw me into Your Friendship

    Posted by Eric Nubla on Feb 27th 2021

    A great help in one’s reading of the Spiritual Exercises. It has helped pray . Helped me appreciate St Ignatius’ insights on a serious and determined following of Jesus

  • 5
    Enlightening

    Posted by Sue Owens on Dec 31st 2020

    Enjoying reading this book. It’s really helping me to understand Ignatian spirituality better.

  • 5
    Draw Me into YOur Friendship.

    Posted by Julie Guest on Dec 10th 2020

    This version of the Ignatian Exercises includes a contemporary reading alongside a literal translation. The contemporary reading is written in such a way that is does indeed Draw one into Friendship with the souce of Love . In using as tool to guide people on their own Ignatian journey I find it invaluable.

  • 5
    Draw Me Into Your Friendship

    Posted by Gregory Conderacci on Aug 18th 2020

    I used this book on a recent 30-day Ignatian retreat and found it very valuable. I had two other translations with me and this one was, by far, the most accessible. I felt it brought Ignatius' thinking powerfully into a modern context.

  • 5
    Great when doing the 19th annotation

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 9th 2020

    I am doing the 19th annotation and have found this book very helpful. On the left side of the page is the "literal" translation, followed by the "contemporary" translation on the right.

  • 4
    The Book Draw me into your friendship

    Posted by Debra Bullock on Dec 2nd 2019

    This book is very good for helping me understand the spiritual exercises of St Ignatius. I am taking a course on this subject and this book is fantastic in helping me move along this journey

  • 4
    How the book helped me understand the Spiritual Exercises

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 31st 2019

    I just used this book during my recent retreat. This is the first time ever that I have taken the Full Exercises and having the contemporary translation as well as the translation of the classic text helped me understand the exercises better and not spend time trying to fathom the meaning of the exercises. As a beginner, I am glad I had this book! Sometimes parts of the classic text appealed to me more than the modern translation.

  • 5
    So pleased with this book!

    Posted by Laura C Douglas on Apr 19th 2019

    My spiritual director recommended this book to me. She is currently guiding me through the Spiritual Exercises as part of my formation for the Marian Servants. This book simplifies Ignatius' writing and puts it into layman's terms. I am a lay Catholic with no theology training and many times I find myself not being sure of what Ignatius is trying to say. Great help in my spiritual journey! God bless!

  • 5
    A Gift for a Friend

    Posted by Stephen Dunphy on Mar 19th 2018

    I have a copy of Draw Me Into Your Friendship which I value very much. This copy is for a friend.