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Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus (Signed by Dr. Pitre)


• What are the Jewish roots of the Lord's Prayer? 
• Where is the "dark night of the soul" in the Bible?
• Prayer, fasting and almsgiving in the Bible.

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• What are the Jewish roots of the Lord's Prayer? 
• Where is the "dark night of the soul" in the Bible?
• Prayer, fasting and almsgiving in the Bible.

  • The path of following Jesus is an ancient and storied spiritual tradition. Yet many believers are not familiar with the three major forms of prayer and the three stages of spiritual growth that exist to bring them closer to God.

    In his most personal book yet, Dr. Brant Pitre draws on the riches of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the writings of mystics across the centuries to shed light on the mystery—and wonder—of the spiritual life. Starting with the age-old belief that the path of prayer is not only informative but transformative, Dr. Pitre explores:

    • the scriptural roots of vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer
    • the purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of spiritual growth
    • the spiritual exercises of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving
    • the Jewish roots of the Lord’s Prayer
    • Lectio Divina: how to pray with the Bible
    • seven vices and their seven opposing virtues
    • the battle of prayer: how to deal with difficulty and distractions
    • the “dark night of the soul” in the Scriptures

    Full of sacred truths, contemplative insights, and practical steps, Introduction to the Spiritual Life is a veritable biblical road map of the spiritual landscape that enables us to follow Jesus as our primary guide.


    Hardcover: 336 pages
    Publisher: Image (November 2, 2021)

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Dr. Pitre’s Best Book Yet

The content was clear, organized and so well done! You can read it all in one sitting from cover to cover OR in sections! I am so grateful for Dr. Pitre. A must read!

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Bryn Sparks
Introduction to the Spiritual Life

This is a life-changing series for both my wife and I. It has deepened our prayer life, and we now say daily rosary in the morning together and both eagerly participated in a 40 hour adoration of the blessed sacrement - somethign we would never have believed ourselves capable of even a year ago.

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Paul Hands
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Brilliantly Book by Dr Pitre. Strongly Highly recommended. Once you start reading, you can’t put the book down,

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Introduction to the Spiritual Life

Simply Sensational!! A very readable and informative book, it was hard to put it down! I'm a huge fan of Dr. Pitre's work and this is no exception. Some chapters were life-changing for me personally so I simply cannot recommend this enough, to those who wish to grow in their own spiritual life! Richly rewwarding!

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Karen Bliss
Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus

I have not finished reading the book yet - but I cannot think of a lecture, and/or book that Dr. Pitre has done that I have liked and learned from. I would love to have a book of his only on the Gospel of John.

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Pitre never disappoints. His knowledge is unsurpassed by anyone

Insightful Course.

Good insights that challenged my view of life after death in Catholic teaching.

Dr. Pitre’s Best Book Yet

The content was clear, organized and so well done! You can read it all in one sitting from cover to cover OR in sections! I am so grateful for Dr. Pitre. A must read!

Brant Pitre for the win

I needed background on the development of the canon of Scripture as part of a lecture. Honestly, Brant Pitre is my current theology crush. With so much knowledge to share and a great sense of humor, he wins the day again for me.

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I bought this to show after Wednesday’s Mass in our parish hall to a group of about 15 seniors. We did one dvd a week, I printed out the sections of the outline for that disc for each attendee. I have a permanent audience now and have purchased several more that have been eagerly received. We are learning so much of the ancient origins of our faith that until this point were mostly in the shadows. Dr Pitri validates our long held beliefs with his biblical background of the role St Jiseph played in the lives of Jesus and Mary.