This book has so much to offer, even for those who are not drawn to the liturgical world. Everyone would agree, tending to the ever-presence of God in our daily lives enables us to be faithfully present with God and others wherever we go. As A.W. Tozer wrote, “God’s presence is the central fact of Christianity…and God is waiting for us to push into conscious awareness of his presence.” Where you might not be able to adapt Fitch’s model fully, given your circumstances, I found this book to be incredibly thought-provoking and stimulating. I couldn’t help but think of my church planting days and how I felt like a failure because, after six years, my church had failed to break 100! If I had read this book then, I might still be leading that church…to live and love incarnationally, to be Jesus with skin on and tend to the presence of God! ~ Mark Warner
Dallas Willard wrote, “For most, trying to take the Exercises straight is like trying to board the airplane when it is already a hundred feet off the ground. Larry Warner’s Journey with Jesus effectively brings the Exercises within reach of any disciple…” And he’s correct. You won’t find a more practical, easy-to-use guide to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. The book itself is loaded with helpful insights, suggestions and direction drawn from Warner’s own experience of leading others through the Exercises. Everything is thoroughly explained with helpful introductions to each section and text boxes that pop up at just the right time throughout the book providing encouragement and much-needed instruction. Do you long to know Jesus, walk with Jesus and be loved by Jesus? Are you ready for your eyes to be opened to the availability and constancy of the ever-present God? Go on a journey with Jesus and your life will never be the same.