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Divine Friendship

Divine Friendship

Reflections for Lent  

by Russell Pollitt SJ, Anthony Egan SJ, Trevor Hudson, Russell Pollitt, Anthony Egan
Paperback
Devotional Lent

Many of us spend our lives searching for something to satisfy our deepest longings. Yet we will never find complete satisfaction in human relationships, possessions, or personal power. As Saint Augustine wrote, "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you [God]."

Lent offers us the opportunity to deepen our friendship with God. The idea of being friends with God may intimidate some, but the authors of this book provide practical tips for developing a closer relationship with God. Set aside at least 15 to 20 minutes each day to spend with God, the introduction suggests. Read the scripture texts and reflections, and pay attention to what they evoke in you. Then talk to God about your thoughts and feelings just as you would to your best friend.

During Lent Jesus invites us to spend time with him and to renew our friendship with him. This encouraging book reminds us that we are beloved children of a God who deeply desires friendship with us. The meditations help us realize that through friendship with God, we will satisfy our hearts' yearnings.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1796-7
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 9.0000 x 6.0000 x 0.2770

Russell Pollitt is a Jesuit priest and currently director of the Jesuit Institute South Africa. He does commentary and analysis on the Catholic Church and the socio-political situation in South Africa. He writes for South Africa's online newspaper, Daily Maverick. He is interested in media and communications and how technology affects spirituality.

Anthony Egan is a Jesuit priest on the staff of the Jesuit Institute. He does theological and political analysis. He also teaches part-time at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand and assists at the chaplaincy to university students. He has been published extensively in books and journals around the world and is well known for his acute commentary on theological and social issues in South Africa.

Rev. Trevor Hudson has been part of the Methodist movement in Southern Africa for more than 40 years. Serving primarily around Johannesburg, South Africa, he is deeply committed to the work and ministry of the local congregation. In addition to preaching and teaching on a regular basis in South Africa, he is also involved with the Institute for Creative Conversation and the Jesuit Institute of South Africa. A significant part of his weekly work is giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Besides his local commitments, Trevor travels widely, preaching, teaching, and lecturing in the areas of spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and pastoral therapy. In the USA he lectures at Fuller Seminary and Gardner-Webb University in their Doctor of Ministry programs, the Next Frontiers Program for Ministers, the Renovare International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, and the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont College. Trevor is the author of over 20 books, including the Pauses series (Pauses for Advent, Pauses for Lent, and Pauses for Pentecost) with Upper Room Books. Trevor is married to Debbie, and they are the parents of two adult children, Joni and Mark.

Russell Pollitt is a Jesuit priest and currently director of the Jesuit Institute South Africa. He does commentary and analysis on the Catholic Church and the socio-political situation in South Africa. He writes for South Africa's online newspaper, Daily Maverick. He is interested in media and communications and how technology affects spirituality.

Anthony Egan is a Jesuit priest on the staff of the Jesuit Institute. He does theological and political analysis. He also teaches part-time at the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the University of the Witwatersrand and assists at the chaplaincy to university students. He has been published extensively in books and journals around the world and is well known for his acute commentary on theological and social issues in South Africa.

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