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Channelling the Inner Fire: Ignatian Spirituality in 15 Points


Brendan McManus SJ

‘This little book is a treasure.’  Transforming Ministries

…a very helpful and practical account of the Ignatian way…a resource for seekers navigating the seas of life’   The Furrow

 ‘To introduce his readers to the role that faith and religious belief can play in people’s lives, [the author] lays out these essentials of the Ignatian vision in 15 short pages…this compression helps to make it all clear, from the first proposition: God is found more easily within than without.’   The Irish Catholic

Many people seek to deepen their faith but may lack the tools to help with the complexity of contemporary life. This book redefines spirituality as ‘channelling the inner fire’, a way of tuning in and giving expression to our inner world of feelings and desires, in order to become fully alive and human, as Jesus was.

This book synthesizes the Ignatian system into 15 easy-to-understand concrete dimensions, in order to uncover the subtle messages that God is communicating to us, to be in dynamic relationship with God, and engaged with the world.

Read Brendan’s blog on the Jersuits in Ireland website here


Brendan McManus SJ works as a Spiritual Director and retreat giver in Belfast. He has published a number of books with Messenger Publications:

Brothers in Arms
The Way to Manresa
Contemplating the Camino
Surviving Suicide Bereavement

Books co-authored with Jim Deeds
Discover God Daily,
Finding God in the Mess.  (Award-winning bestseller)
Deeper into the Mess.

180 x 120mm