One of my tasks here at Loyola Press is to take care of www.IgnatianSpirituality.com. Its most visited page is on the Examen, the examination of consciousness by St. Ignatius. There seems to be a real hunger among people for practical help in making this practice part of their lives.
I am thrilled to tell you that my good friend and colleague, Jim Manney, has produced a new guide to the Examen, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer. I am pretty hopelessly biased, I know, but I promise you that this is a warm, personal and practical guide to this ancient prayer practice. I have told Jim that it is the finest thing he has ever written and it is my hope that the book will become the gold standard on the Examen.
The book is available now and I recommend it to you most enthusiastically. We will shortly be posting a sample chapter on Ignatian Spirituality.com. If you haven’t tried the Examen or if you haven’t yet succeeded in making it a part of your daily routine, I urge you to read Jim’s book.