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Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Living


Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds

Award Winner!

The Catholic Media Association Awards 2021 – 1st Place (Prayer category)
The Independent Publisher Book Awards 2021 – Gold (Gift/Speciality/Journal category)

New revised edition of this bestselling and award-winning book!

‘This award-winning book is both a reflective tool for prayer and a map for finding a way through the ‘disarray, confusion and occasional chaos of life.’  Intercom

Modern lives can be very busy, saturated with technology and media.  However, it is the time out and the ability to look back and understand life events that bring about deeper, more satisfying living.

Meditation and mindfulness are very useful tools to help calm us in these stressful times. With mental health issues, specifically anxiety, on the rise, this book can show you how to meditate and ask for God’s help.

The spirituality of St Ignatius teaches us that God holds us close, loves us and desires the best for us. It is a solid foundation that we can build our lives on, an anchor in the storms of life, and it can bring us through even the darkest hours. These meditations can be used by individuals or parish groups as a daily prayer source and discussion topic. A perfect gift for someone inviting another to consider ‘God in all things”.

Brendan McManus SJ works as a spiritual director and retreat giver in Belfast. Jim Deeds is a poet and author and works in Pastoral Ministry in the Diocese of Down and Connor. As well as this award-winning bestseller, they have together written Discover God Daily: Seven Life-Changing Moments from the Journey of St Ignatius and Deeper Into the Mess: Praying Through Tough Times.

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