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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

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.

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Editorial Reviews

"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

Reviews

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  • 5
    The Best of Two Worlds

    Posted by Unknown on May 1st 2017

    Really enjoy the side by side literal reading and contemporary translation. It makes it easier to understand, especially for the lay person. I think it's a wonderful text. Thank you!

  • 5
    Draw Me into Your Friendship

    Posted by Liliana Hsueh-Gutierrez on Nov 15th 2016

    Fleming used inclusive language, side by side lay out with English translation from Spanish original, I find it very helpful for my ministry, recheck myself for reference and my supervision.