Echoing the petition of the disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray,” this book guides the reader through the various stages of prayer and the spiritual life. Fr. Kirby lovingly and expertly examines this crucial petition, shedding light on its three parts—Jesus as Lord, Jesus as teacher, and what it means to pray—while laying out a course for prayer and a strengthening of the interior life.
Fr. Kirby has created a valuable tool in assisting people develop and deepen their prayer life. This beautiful work on prayer can be useful for all people serious about their faith journey, but would be especially helpful for young adults seeking to discern the direction of their response to God. It offers a “roadmap” for developing a satisfying prayer life. – Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, DD, Bishop of Charleston
The Church needs more spiritual guides like Fr. Jeff Kirby. In his wonderful book on the spiritual journey, Fr. Kirby provides a great resource to help people grow in their relationship with the Lord and discover more fully their personal mission in life as a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. – Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, STD, Bishop of Birmingham, Author, When Did We See You, Lord?
Father Kirby has written a guide that is steeped in scripture and that truly helps the reader learn who Jesus is, how to do what he asks, and how to be in a deeper relationship with him. This book is a very helpful resource for anyone who seeks to improve his or her spiritual life. I highly recommend it. – Very Reverend Robert Barron, STD, Rector/Pres. of Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake, Author, Catholicism
It is a pleasure to highly recommend Father Kirby’s new book. I know that his theological studies in Rome and his wide pastoral experience with young people
have equipped him to present the faith in a way that is doctrinally rich and sensitive to the questions and needs of today’s young people. I am confident that this book will enrich the faith and Christian life of those who use it. – Msgr. Francis D. Kelly, Canon of St. Peter’s Basilica, Author, The Mystery We Proclaim