Item description for Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well : Based on Ignatian Spirituality by Pierre Wolff...
Overview Based on the time-tested spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the 16th-century founder of the Jesuits who developed a systemic way of considering and making choices, this revised edition helps those who want to make fruitful choices and manage decisions with faithfulness to God.
Publishers Description Making good decisions are among the most difficult challenges in life. In "Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well," readers will find a comprehensive guide to making choices, either individually or in groups. It is based on the time-tested spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the sixteenth-century founder of the Jesuits who developed a systemic way of considering and making choices. The author, a renowned teacher of Ignatian spirituality, leads readers on a journey of self-reflection, focusing on the process of discernment rather than on the particular problem at hand. As a result, the decision-making process outlined here can be applied to decisions in any area of life, whether personal, professional, or spiritual.
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher LIGUORI PUBLICATIONS #1438
ISBN 076480989X ISBN13 9780764809897
Availability 0 units.
More About Pierre Wolff
Pierre Wolff is a notable teacher of discernment and Ingatian spirituality and an internationally acclaimed retreat master. Born in Marseille, France, he ministered as a Jesuit priest for almost forty years, traveling to a dozen countries and giving retreats and workshops on Ignatian spirituality. In 1988, he became a priest in the Episcopal Church. He has devoted most of his life to helping people learn to pray, use discernment to make decisions, and consciously grow their spirituality. He is now married and lives in Connecticut.
Reviews - What do customers think about Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well : Based on Ignatian Spirituality?
Practical for Action May 30, 2007
This book was a pleasant surprise. I am a Catholic involved in business leadership. I am frequently involved in making decisions that affect the lives of many people.
This book is one I expect to hold onto as a useful long-term reference. It offers a practical method for developing the ability to become more aware of God's will.
Even small steps in this direction have been personally ground-breaking for me. I highly recommend this book to those seeking to make decisions with the deepest personal integrity of a spiritually connected conscience.
Excellent Jan 15, 2006
Well written, clearly stated, easy to implement. Fascinating approach to decision making. Easy read, but challenging in concept.
Choice Advice Feb 22, 2005
Discernment is not so much about the dozens of don't-sweat-the-small-stuff decisions we make every day. Instead it's a process of bringing our best judgment, and divine inspiration, to bear on the major choices in our lives.
As such, this popular introduction to the art of discernment can be of benefit to a wide audience. Wolff presents the tradition of choosing wisely rooted in the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola in a succinct and practical manner. He stresses basic principles such as taking adequate time, listening to both your head and heart, and clarifying your most deeply held values.
Though Christian values are emphasized, the author contends that these methods of discernment can profit people of various faith backgrounds, or lack thereof. He also provides helpful guidelines for group discernment.
Excellent! Apr 24, 2000
This is a MUST for anyone who is in the process of making a significant decision and especially for anyone who struggles with the decision-making process. This succinct, practical and very insightful little book is a help that does not overwhelm. Rather, it takes the reader through a gentle journey of self-reflection, emphasizing the glory of free will and choice.