Item description for The Art Of Discernment: Making Good Decisions In Your World Of Choices (Ignatian Impulse) by Stefan Kiechle...
Overview Anxiety, uncertainty, vulnerability--anyone who has made a big decision knows these feelings. And as the complexity of our decisions grows we constantly seek guidance in dealing with life's endless possibilities. Stefan Kiechle offers a clear explanation of the discernment process first developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola and refined by his followers in the centuries since. This holistic process involves rationally outlining the pros and the cons of a possibility, imaginatively considering what it would be like to live with the decision, listening to the inner movements of our hearts, and prayerfully seeking the inner freedom to do what is best.
Publishers Description An explanation of the discernment process first developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Ave Maria Press
Series Ignatian Impulse
ISBN 159471035X ISBN13 9781594710353
Reviews - What do customers think about The Art Of Discernment: Making Good Decisions In Your World Of Choices (Ignatian Impulse)?
I like it Aug 3, 2008
I read this book on a recent retreat and then flipped back and read it a second time. Skip the first two chapters (background info) but the rest of this book is great for providing guidelines for making decisions. I'm going to buy two copies and give them to my teenagers.
Excellent Book on Discernment Mar 18, 2007
This book is simple to read, and may at first glance, be viewed as being too simplistic. However, I would argue that the concepts and factors associated with discernment speak to the depth of human spirituality and reality, especially from the Christian tradition. It is a very fair and balanced treatment of the "discernment of spirits" as described by Ignatius of Loyola. If you are a person who is trying to make some serious decisions in your life, and you are Christian and take your faith seriously, I think you would find this book very helpful.
Compact but condescending Jan 27, 2007
As an adult woman studying ministry and spiritual direction, I was disappointed with this book. While it is compact and easy to read, I wish the examples spoke to more mature and nuanced issues. May be more appropriate for young adults. Discernment examples included several women and marraige, next to men with job choices. In addition to male-centered language for the divine, these gender-role stereotypes mean I will not use or recommend this book.