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Always Discerning.

Always Discerning

Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ

Loyola Press

3441 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

9780829444568, $14.95, PB, 264pp,

Joseph A. Tetlow is a dedicated Jesuit who has practiced, taught, and written on discernment since before Vatican II. He is a spiritual director and has led numerous retreats for laypeople on the topic of discernment. Pope Francis has explicitly and repeatedly stated that discernment is essential for anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. But what, exactly, is discernment? Why must we do it? When do we do it? How should we do it? In the pages of "Always Discerning: An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium ", R. Tetlow delves thoughtfully into these questions and shares how lay Christians can implement discernment into not only life's big decisions but also into the everyday, more mundane choices we constantly find ourselves having to make. Guided by Scripture, Pope Francis's own words, and Ignatian spirituality, Fr. Tetlow helps us see that the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands is crucial to the discernment process. Ultimately, "Always Discerning" provides a powerful and highly practical way for the "people of God" to pray in the new millennium, while teaching us how to recognize God's will in every area of our lives and respond to it in joy and love. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Always Discerning" is unreservedly recommended for seminary and academic library Christian Studies collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of clergy, academics, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Always Discerning" is also available in a Kindle format ($9.99).

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Title Annotation:Always Discerning: An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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