Five Pillars of the Spiritual LifeAuthor: Fr. Robert Spitzer
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Drawing from years of experience in organizing successful retreats and seminars, Fr. Spitzer has distilled key lessons into five essential principles aimed at helping practitioners achieve a higher level of spiritual connection by balancing active living with deeper contemplation. He explains these principles in language that's accessible yet goes into ample detail about what our distinct relationship with God can look like when we follow his advice.
Ultimately, Fr. Spitzer's worldly wisdom provides readers with an opportunity to invest in their own spiritual health despite any struggles that come from managing their busy lives. It is an invaluable resource for spiritual seekers committed to reaching higher ground!
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 16, 1952, Fr. Robert J. Spitzer is a Catholic Priest in the Jesuit order, and is currently the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center. He has taught courses on faith and reason, metaphysics, philosophy of God, and philosophy of science to graduate and undergraduate students at Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Seattle University, and St. Louis University. He was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009, during which he led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects. Fr. Spitzer has produced two television series for EWTN and received a Templeton Grant for teaching physics and metaphysics. He has made multiple media appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, and Deepak Chopra on God and modern physics), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in "God and The Universe," and a multiple part PBS series "Closer to the Truth," and the Hugh Hewitt Show. He has also appeared on dozens of nationally syndicated radio programs.