Jesus, Guide of My Life

Reflections for the Lenten Journey
Author: Joyce Rupp

Format: Paperback

Publication date: December 1, 2023

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In Jesus, Guide of My Life, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp takes us by the hand this Lent to explore the words and actions of Jesus in the gospels so that his teachings and living presence can inspire our spiritual transformation.

In this third installment in her trilogy of Lenten daily reflection books, Rupp offers her insight and personal experience of the power of the Gospel to shape our lives. She explains that the wisdom and reassurance of Jesus can “pilot us when we are caught in the stormy weather of grief and serve as guardrails when our minds travel on roads made of worry and self-deprecation.” Rupp will help us connect with Jesus as not only a teacher, healer, and counselor who sets direction for our lives, but also as “the Way” (Jn 14:6) in whom we abide in divine love.

For each of the forty days of Lent, Rupp offers a brief reflection that opens new dimensions of a gospel account of Jesus’s ministry and applies his guidance to our lives today. She also includes a prayer and daily intention that invites us to spiritual growth and to reach fuller depths in our faith. Questions for personal reflection or group discussion are included.

Product Details

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781646802852

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “I highly commend this resource.”

    “In this most recent addition to her series of Lenten reflections, Sr. Joyce Rupp incisively fixes our attention on the Jesus who is the Way to Easter life. She exposes aspects of Christ-centered scriptures that may have escaped previous notice and that should burrow in our souls in places where the Spirit can bring healing, integration, and newfound hope. I highly commend this resource as a staple and prayer primer in the hidden ‘room’ we dare to enter in this graced season and beyond.”

    Most Rev. William M. Joensen
    Bishop of Des Moines

  • “My soul says yes to this Lenten devotional.”

    “My soul says yes to this Lenten devotional. Joyce’s balance of scripture, personal reflection, prayer, and action nourished me in a way that regrounded me in my yes to living the Way.”

    timone davis, DMin
    Professor of Pastoral Theology at Loyola University Chicago

  • “Points us back to our foundation.”

    “In a day and age when conflicting ideological views abound over what it means to be a Christian, we can count on Joyce Rupp to point us back to our foundation: the life and teaching of Jesus. Rupp has done it again in Jesus, Guide of My Life, and we will find rest for our weary souls.”

    Shannon K. Evans
    Spirituality editor for National Catholic Reporter and author of Feminist Prayers for My Daughter

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