Living in God's Embrace

Living in God's Embrace

The Practice of Spiritual Intimacy 

Author: Michael Fonseca

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 240

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87793-939-9

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: August 1, 2000

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Getting started and staying on the right path in your spiritual journey isn't always easy. It requires hard work and perseverance to develop an intimate relationship with God. Michael Fonseca, an experienced spiritual director and retreat leader, knows well the difficulties that can arise on the spiritual journey, but he also knows the graces that can come to the ardent seeker. In Living in God's Embrace, he offers his insights from years of working with Christian seekers, and provides readers with a road map for their own spiritual journeys. "The true starting point in a healthy spiritual life," he says, "is to begin by emphasizing God's love for us more than our love for God. Only after our hearts have been inundated with God's bountiful love and mercy will we reciprocate God's love for us through a life of generous and faithful service." Arranged into six chapters, each made up of a brief introductory section and ten prayer exercises, this book guides readers through the ups and downs of the spiritual journey and provides encouragement to stay on the path toward God. The sixty prayer exercises are particularly inspiring as they calm the spirit and ask readers to look deeply into themselves and their relationship with God and others. Whether you're just beginning the journey or you've been on it for quite a while, whether you're taking a private retreat or a group retreat, Living in God's Embrace will be an ideal companion.



"Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could go on retreat with an encouraging spiritual master whenever you had the time? Reading Michael Fonesca's Living in God's Embrace and practicing the exercises he offers is just such an opportunity."

Robert J. Wicks, Author of Riding the Dragon