Archbishop J. Peter Sartain shares reflections on the pilgrimage of Christian discipleship.
Through these often humorous, but always deeply personal, pieces you will discover:How to keep your perspective along the road to discipleshipHow to remove the stumbling blocks to spiritual maturityHow to encounter God in prayerHow to share the fruit of the cross How to experience happiness through works of mercy
A Journey to the Heart of Jesus is an insightful collection of meditations that offer timely counsel to any Christian disciple making the journey to the heart of Jesus.
The introduction to this volume includes a brief biographical sketch of Thomas Ë Kempis, a fourteenth-century German monk, as well as some notes about the texts themselves. Like all meditation books, explains the introduction, this one is not to be read in one sitting, but pondered and prayed over slowly. "Pause and reflect on what [Ë Kempis] has to say," advises Fr. Joseph Tylenda, the translator, "and then join with him when he address the Lord and listen to Him when He speaks to you."
After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.
Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?