- Powerful and life-changing counsel
- Understand & conquer your spiritual struggles
- Various forms of desolation & remedies for each
- Advice and practical assistance
- Tactics to overcome spiritual impediments
Spiritual desolation is as complex as we are, so understanding what is happening and responding to it properly are critical to reaching the heights of holiness. With warmth and understanding, Fr. Gallagher carefully identifies in this book the various forms of spiritual and nonspiritual desolation and supplies the remedy for each.
You'll learn how to discern whether your struggles derive from medical or psychological conditions or whether those struggles are spiritual and permitted by the Lord for reasons of growth. In each case, you'll be given the remedy for the struggle. You'll also learn the forms of spiritual dryness and of the Dark Night — and how to respond to them. In chapter after chapter, Fr. Gallagher presents a particular struggle as experienced by fictional characters and then provides the advice he gives to those who come to him for spiritual direction about that struggle.
You'll gain confidence as you journey through desolation, and you'll learn to reject the enemy's ploys to infect you with a sense of hopelessness. You'll also learn: What to do when you are tired, burned out, or overwhelmed by life. How to respond when you feel burdened or confused in prayer. What it means when the enemy causes a disturbance in your soul. Spiritual tactics to employ when you are experiencing struggles. What to do when you experience disquiet from worldly agitations and temptations. How to push back when the enemy threatens your confidence in God and His work in your life.
- Author: Fr. Timothy Gallagher
- Pages: 192
- Format: Paperback