Finding Christ in the World : A Twelve Week Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life

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Joseph A. Tetlow, S.J., and Carol Atwell Ackels
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250 pages

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Finding Christ in the World invites the reader to “let God show you where and how He concretely breaks into your life.” A 12–week prayer experience framed by the Spiritual Exercises, the book is of particular help to faith communities such as Bible study and prayer groups. But individuals can also use it as a means of prayer. The instructions for retreat invite a “conversion of heart from a tight focus on one’s self to a graced focus on God–with–us.” The book includes questions and prompts for reflection (for example, “When I think about God listening to me, I want to tell him…”), and guidelines for reviewing each week of prayer. We have improved the 2017 edition with curl-resistant front and back covers.


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  • 5
    Finding Christ in the World

    Posted by Margaret Arbushites on Apr 12th 2021

    Found the author’s writing to be engaging and thought provoking along with reverently entertaining! Praying daily using this book helped me mature!

  • 5
    Finding Christ in the World

    Posted by John Hinkle on Apr 1st 2021

    Easy to follow and deep in content. The twelve week exercise was transforming in my walk with God.

  • 5
    Finding Christ Workbook

    Posted by Susan on Feb 9th 2021

    This book was beautifully written, is very well organized, and provides wonderful insights and powerful meditations to accompany the various readings. I will undoubtedly revisit this workbook after this retreat ends.

  • 5
    Excellent Resource

    Posted by Fr. Gary Menard, SJ on Feb 1st 2021

    At Rockhurst High School, we use this workbook to share the Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Prayer with faculty and staff. Folks really like the self-contained format (including daily scripture passages, reflection questions, and space for journaling).

  • 5
    Book Review

    Posted by Norman R Cyr on Dec 23rd 2020

    I am looking forward to starting the program in January 2021. This book will be an excellent guide.

  • 5
    Finding Christ In The World

    Posted by Sylvia Norris on Nov 3rd 2020

    We have a group of women who are doing the retreat by zoom each week studying one day at a time. It has been a great spiritual success. Thank you.

  • 5
    "Finding Christ in the World"

    Posted by Madeleine Prendergast on Oct 26th 2020

    Only a few days in, I'm deriving so much from this retreat. I was awed by these opening remarks from Fr. Beaumier: We believe that when our interior is strong, when our interior is robust, that we can be very effective in the way that we live and move and have our being. Spiritual Exercises are made in order to help free us from any sort of disordered affection so that we can make good decisions in our lives.... We believe that when our spiritual senses are in sync with our physical senses, that that is our pinnacle of the imitation of Christ in many ways. I'm also awed by the book "Finding Christ in the World". The text is vigorous, robust and delicate, all at the same time. Every word must have been considered. The sentences are easy and concise, but each is profound. Simply by reading the opening material, I trusted the authors as experienced guides. I love the material and I look forward each day to my time with the Lord.

  • 5
    I am taking a virtual course at Boston College. The book is an incredible asset.

    Posted by Annette Lynch on Oct 25th 2020

    Thank you.

  • 5
    Finding Christ in the World

    Posted by Angela on Oct 19th 2020

    This is a wonderful resource. Thoughtfully arranged and full of beautiful passages and prompts to deepen your relationship with Christ.