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
Spiral bound paper
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250 pages

Product Overview

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
    Self-inflicted spiritual retreat

    Posted by Barry Fitzpatrick on Jun 4th 2020

    This is an incredible resource for anyone who wishes to dig deep and re-imagine a relationship with Jesus, one that will last and grow with you. Easy to follow, Just a real blessing if used - I hope my copy looks worn out in 12 weeks.

  • 5
    A very needed blessing now.

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 3rd 2020

    I’m looking forward to deepening my faith.

  • 5
    Workout Book for the Spiritual Exercises

    Posted by Steve McCarville on May 28th 2020

    A book for working through the spiritual exercises and space for journaling too. It appears to be written for everyone, not just religious but for the person in everyday life. It should be easy to follow along.

  • 5
    Great book

    Posted by Rob Lord-Schell on May 28th 2020

    I can not wait to start using for retreat

  • 5
    Delve in.

    Posted by jackie white on May 28th 2020

    Makes me want to work with this book for 12 weeks. Easy to hold. Good cover. Came very well packaged for shipping. Looking forward to Finding Christ in the World.

  • 5
    Excellent Resource

    Posted by Unknown on May 6th 2020

    Joe Tetlow SJ & Carol Ackels present the Spiritual Exercises in a format that is accessible and thorough. This "workbook" is an excellent resource for sharing the Exercises with an individual or a group. Thank you!

  • 5
    Finding Christ in the World

    Posted by Sr. Joanne Frania on Oct 23rd 2019

    I am facilitating a retreat for some people in parish in Toledo OH. While the retreatants are in varied places spiritually, it is clear that the retreat proceeding in a graced way. I really appreciate the introductions of the various themes, the setting for each day along with the grace to be asked for and the Furthermore. It is a great help to the retreatants also to have the Scripture printed in the book for them. The invitations to journaling are very well done as well. This book is very user friendly and is a gifted guide to anyone making the retreat. I have invited a woman with whom I meet monthly to make the retreat even though we will meet only once monthly because of distance. Thank you for providing it.

  • 5
    Very eye opening.

    Posted by Kelli Waldrop on Sep 16th 2019

    I am thoroughly enjoying this guided retreat book. I have learned a great deal due to the organization and outlined day by day steps.

  • 4
    Finding Christ in the World

    Posted by Rosemary Mackay on Jan 26th 2018

    I like the way it is organized. I will be working in a group, but I think the way this book is done, someone could do it alone. I've never taken the time to do anything quit like this before. I am a retired person.