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Navigating the Interior Life:  Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God

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What is spiritual direction and my spiritual direction? What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress?

Daniel Burke’s Navigating the Interior Life will give you the tools you need to understand how and why we grow and die in the spiritual life and what we can do about it.



In the video below, Daniel Burke and Fr. John Bartunek, LC, STL discuss the spiritual practice of meditation.



Most of us have questions about spiritual direction. What is it? Is it for me? What if I can’t find a spiritual director? These questions and more are well answered in Dan Burke’s book. The Lord is clearly calling all Catholics into a deeper union with him. This book, in a style which is both inspiring and practical, provides some of the Church’s most important wisdom about how to respond to this call.

Ralph Martin, PhD, president, Renewal Ministries
and author of   'The Fulfillment of All Desire'


No one seeks God alone.  Everyone needs help.  The journey, however, need not be a complicated one.  Thanks be to God, you have in your hands a simple handbook for seeking God.  It is informative, succinct, logical and balanced... a breath of fresh air for lungs who long to breathe the fragrance of God

Sister Regina Marie Gorman, OCD, Vicar General
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles


Just as serious athletes would be foolish for not seeking coaches and trainers to help them learn from the experience of others how best to develop their natural skills, so for the Christian pursuing holiness it is foolhardy not to seek the counsel and direction of wise mentors in the spiritual life. Dan Burke’s Navigating the Interior Life is an immensely practical book to help a serious Catholic take advantage of the wealth of experience and knowledge of those who have trod the path to sanctity for the past 2,000. Just as well-intentioned athletes can waste time, injure themselves, and hurt their team by embarking on an ill-conceived training program, so Christian history is strewn with examples of well-meaning individuals who went astray harming themselves and others by following a misguided, imbalanced and imprudent spiritual path. Unfortunately, complicating the matter even more not everyone, who claims the mantle of a spiritual director, is actually competent to lead others to holiness. Dan Burke gives very practical advice not only on how to find a good spiritual director, but also how best to access the wealth of resources in our Catholic tradition that can assist in developing our friendship with Jesus and growing in virtue.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas


As a spiritual director, I’m thrilled that Dan Burke has written this book! I’ve been waiting for a book like this. It offers an honest, straight forward, and realistic presentation of how to grow in the interior life, and is sure to be of benefit to both spiritual directors and those seeking spiritual direction.

Very Rev. Donald Calloway, MIC, STL
Author,  'No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy'


Navigatng the Interior Life is the book that the modern Church has been waiting for. Dan Burke combines fascinating spiritual insights with concrete, practical tips that will bring real transformation to your life, starting now.

Jennifer Fulwiler,
Author, writer for National Catholic Register, and blogger, Conversion Diary



Author: Daniel Burke with Fr. John Bartunek, LC, STL
ISBN: 9781937155865; 9781634460170
Publish Date: 2012
Pages: 284
Binding: Paperback or Hardcover
Series: Navigating the Interior Life

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