Jesus, Make Me Fully Alive

30 Holy Hour Reflections
Foreword by: Andrew H. Cozzens

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: February 16, 2024

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No matter what stage of the game you’re in, today’s schedules are b-u-s-y. Classes or work, coffee meetups, pickup pickleball games, time with family—you name it. The calendar tends to keep the social commitments and professional pressures high.

In somewhat quieter moments of adulting, you may be combing apps for common ground, seeking community, and somehow still feeling as though you’re just going through the motions.

Associate chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois–Chicago, Fr. Tim Anastos says that when we take our prayer life seriously, approaching God with confidence and making a regular Holy Hour, Jesus begins to replace anxiety, insecurity, and doubt with love, freedom, and eternity.

“Living in this world can easily drain us of life and joy, making us half alive, like zombies,” Anastos writes. “Jesus, Make Me Fully Alive can help recharge our relationship with Christ. Holy Hours are not just meant for the pope or the saints or ‘holy people.’ They are meant for you.”

Beginning where you are (a few minutes for intentional prayer or an entire hour spent in Adoration), Anastos’s thirty Holy Hour exercises will help you easily engage with Jesus in prayer, building your personal relationship with God. You’ll also encounter

  • personal examples of how Adoration made a difference in Fr. Anastos’s own prayer life,
  • suggestions about how to incorporate lectio divina in your prayer, and
  • imaginative prayer and spiritual journaling you can tap into before the Blessed Sacrament.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781646802999

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A holy hour has never felt so doable.”

    “The idea of praying a holy hour can seem daunting or scary even. ‘You want me to do what?’ But Fr. Tim Anastos breaks down this game-changing practice in such an easy, gentle, and approachable way that you’ll be stoked to go pray. A holy hour has never felt so doable.”

    Tanner Kalina
    Catholic evangelist

  • “Concise, readable, and packed with wisdom.”

    “Fr. Tim Anastos has given us a resource that is concise, readable, and packed with wisdom. Anyone struggling with a commitment to prayer or understanding the Eucharist will benefit from this guidebook!” 

    Jackie and Bobby Angel
    Catholic speakers, authors, and YouTubers 

  • “An excellent resource.”

    “Fr. Tim Anastos’s book is an excellent resource for college students and other young adults to begin to encounter the Lord in daily prayer.”

    Most Reverend Robert Barron
    Bishop of Winona-Rochester

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