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CHICAGO, January 10, 2023— In his new book Seeing with the Heart: A Guide to Navigating Life’s Adventures, best-selling author Kevin O’Brien, SJ, invites readers to recognize that, regardless of what life throws at them, they can find their life’s meaning and purpose.
Seeing with the Heart is the follow-up to O’Brien’s best-seller The Ignatian Adventure, and continues to build on the principles of Ignatian spirituality.
Whether or not a reader is familiar with Ignatian spirituality, the main themes of Seeing with the Heart will resonate. In fact, O’Brien believes that his latest book will appeal to readers regardless of any spiritual affiliation or particular religious beliefs.
“There is great hunger for meaning and purpose today,” states O’Brien. “The Ignatian tradition can speak to people who may be searching or struggling in their faith and having trouble finding purpose in life.”
In recent decades, Jesuits have expanded efforts to reach the widest possible audience in their efforts to share their intellectual and spiritual traditions, with the ultimate goal of helping people live a more fulfilled, purposeful, and joyful life.
Seeing with the Heart focuses on how humans naturally desire to live: with purpose, depth, freedom, compassion, and hope. O’Brien adds dimension by referencing great literature, art, poetry, and film in a way that also makes the concepts very relevant to the modern reader.
In each chapter O’Brien includes reflection questions that are exercises designed to help put the ideas into practice in daily life. Readers can return to Seeing with the Heart again and again, reviewing and repeating the exercises O'Brien offers, monitoring for progress toward peace and fulfillment.
“Following Ignatius’s lead, imagine this book as an extended conversation that you and I are having about things that really matter to us,” O’Brien says.
About the Author
Kevin O’Brien, SJ, is a former lawyer who became a Jesuit nearly 25 years ago. He regularly conducts spiritual retreats for the young and old alike. An experienced high school teacher and college professor, he is the author of The Ignatian Adventure.
About Loyola Press
An apostolate of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Loyola Press embraces the Jesuit passion for helping people find God in all things. We continue the Jesuit tradition of excellence and service by providing inspiring content for children and adults and by being people for others.
To request a review copy or to arrange interviews with Kevin O’Brien, SJ, contact Polly King, Loyola Press Publicist: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing with the Heart: A Guide to Navigating Life's Adventures
Kevin O’Brien, SJ
January 24, 2023
Loyola Press | $19.99 |Paperback