Item description for Stretched for Greater Glory: What to Expect from the Spiritual Exercises by George A. Aschenbrenner...
Overview First published in 1548, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius was intended as a guide for others on their own spiritual journeys. Today, almost five hundred years later, people continue to seek the heart-to-heart encounter with God through the experience of the Exercises. While many scholarly books and commentaries have explored the Spiritual Exercises, respected spiritual director George Aschenbrenner introduces the reader to the dynamics that are at the heart of the Exercises in Stretched for Greater Glory. With great passion and enthusiasm, Aschenbrenner describes what happens when one engages in the Exercises. His straightforward commentary and vast knowledge make this book appropriate for both the novice spiritual seeker and the experienced spiritual director. Throughout the book Aschenbrenner shows how the Exercises stretch the desires of the heart and focus one's love on God and in grateful service of others.
Publishers Description Quickening the Fire in Our Midst addresses the issues of declining enrollment and increased expectations of diocesan priests. George Aschenbrenner, SJ, emphasizes their unique roles and provides hope, encouragement, and a path to spiritual renewal. In Stretched for Greater Glory, Aschenbrenner describes with great passion what happens when one engages in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2004
Publisher Loyola Press
ISBN 0829420878 ISBN13 9780829420876
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More About George A. Aschenbrenner
George A. Aschenbrenner, S.J., is the rector of the Jesuit community at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has been the director of the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, and has worked with the Spiritual Exercises for over 20 years. He is also the author of a number of books, including "Quickening the Fire in Our Midst" (Loyola Press, 2002).
George A. Aschenbrenner currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stretched for Greater Glory: What to Expect from the Spiritual Exercises?
Filled with love Mar 27, 2008
This book is filled with the writers love for the exercises and is a blessing... Well written and a inspiration ..... i highly recommend this book ..... be nice if George could give a weekend using this book at Wernersville.....
Ignatius for the 21st Century Jan 16, 2005
Father Aschenbrenner accomplishes a lot in this extraordinary volume. He is able to distill the wisdom of St. Ignatius Loyola for a modern audience. He is then able to take that sense, and give the reader a sense of the overwhelmind relevence and modernity that the Exercises offer the faithful of any age. This book should be terrific for one wondering if the Exercises might be right for them, for those feeling a calling to God, and as a wonderful review for anyone who has experienced the Exercises.