The Way of the Wilderness Warrior
Publication Date: February 21, 2023
Are you ready to embark on a hero's adventure in pursuit of God? This novelized account of the spiritual life tells the story of Austin, a young man guided on his spiritual quest by Father Lawrence, a tough inner-city priest, and Fr. Aelred, a Benedictine hermit. Through a fictional dialogue, Fr. Dwight Longenecker unveils a twelve-part plan for union with God, paralleling the classic purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of the spiritual life. Discover how our wounds and weaknesses can lead to growth, the different forms of Catholic spirituality, how to stay the course to become a saint, how to surrender to God and answer His call to perfection, and why Confession and the cultivation of virtue are central to spiritual growth. Drawing from the wisdom of the Carmelite saints, St. Benedict, St. John Cassian, and other spiritual masters, this book opens the treasure house of Catholic spirituality in a creative, positive, and engaging way, showing how to discern God's will for your life and pray without ceasing. Become a vagabond warrior on your own wilderness journey to the Promised Land.