Exploring the Catholic Classics: How Spiritual Reading Can Help You Grow in Wisdom
In Exploring the Spiritual Classics, you will:
- learn about seven inspiring historical and modern works of spiritual literature;
- read selected passages from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Pope John Paul II; St. Francis de Sales, Thomas a Kempis, and more;
- study these spiritual works in light of the Scriptures;
- reflect on significant spiritual themes and chronicle your own thoughts and experiences.
- apply the wisdom of these spiritual writers to your own life.
The spiritual classics are full of wisdom, advice, and inspiration to enrich the lives of modern women, and Exploring the Spiritual Classics is a great way to access that wisdom and apply it to your life. Tiffany Walsh introduces readers to carefully selected excerpts from each spiritual classic, offering her own insights before inviting you to respond to reflection prompts. You can record your responses right in the journal, then bring those thoughts to your small faith-sharing group for further discussion. And as with all the Stay Connected journals, guided prayers and space to journal your own prayer helps you forge a deeper, living connection with Jesus.
This easy to follow but rich introduction to the spiritual classics encourages me to go deeper with my spiritual reading. Informative, insightful, and definitely a must-read!
—Maria Morera Johnson
Author of My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Taught Me How to Live
and Super Girls and Halos: My Companions on the Quest for Truth, Justice, and Heroic Virtue
Tiffany Walsh has written a faith study that, drawing on the great figures of our faith, is filled with tremendous wisdom. It is a brief and deceptively simple text, containing elements in each section that gave me cause for deep introspection. I wholeheartedly endorse this short book!
—Fr. Darryl Millette, saskapriest.com
Tiffany Walsh’s Exploring the Spiritual Classics presents an opportunity to be gently introduced to the sustainability of the “big classics,” exploring how these Saint’s writings remain relatable to 21st century women today. Alone or in a small group, allow these words to guide you in a way that deepens your faith, trust, and understanding of the love of God.
—Shelly Henley Kelly,
Of Sound Mind and Spirit & CatholicMom.com
Tiffany Walsh is a wife, the mother of two children, and a college librarian with a background in law. She is a cradle Catholic who rekindled her childhood faith as a law student in New York City via her love of books and rediscovery of daily Mass. She writes monthly for CatholicMom.com, and contributed to The Catholic Hipster Handbook, published in 2017 by Ave Maria Press. She hosts book clubs and offers weekly musings over at lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com.