His A Simple Life-Changing Prayer about the Examen is, I believe, going to be a classic of Ignatian Spirituality. Now, he has written another gem, God Finds Us, about his experiences making the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It’s Jim Manney’s down-to-earth and, frankly, humble approach to the subject that makes him so readable and relevant.
Here’s how he concludes his Preface:
I’m an unabashed fan of the Spiritual Exercises. I think they are very “modern.” They fit the temper of our times well. But they don’t fit the times perfectly; if they did, they wouldn’t be worth the trouble. In fact, they appeal to people who don’t feel completely at home in the world as it is, people who aren’t satisfied with the conventional wisdom, people who are looking for something different. If that’s you, read on.
I do hope you choose to read on…