Man's highest aspiration is to be able to converse with Jesus - to pray. In Conversation with God helps the reader to pray with piety and with confidence. It is aimed not at the 'specialist' but is for the ordinary person.
Following the thread of the Liturgical season, this series gives many practical hints for deepening in one's relationship with God and those around one, improving one's character in and through daily work and family life. The author has succeeded in not creating a straitjacket; rather the book, rich as it is in quotations from spiritual writers throughout the ages, is a source of open suggestions for daily meditation on every aspect of Christian life. This work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of Christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day.
These meditations are terrific! They are thought-provocative and will make the liturgy even more meaningful. After reading them i find myself making a resolution which usually carries me through the day. The best ever!
~ Allen Murphy, June 16, 2018
Most spiritually fulfilling and comprehensive meditations in publication today
I bought them as a family/confirmation gift for my granddaughters and their parents. I've had my own set for 30 years and take them everywhere I go. I won't be parted from them.
~ Janet K, July 18, 2017
A Help for Mental Prayer
This is my favorite book series to use for daily reading which I often end up taking to mental prayer. The author brings in so many of the writings of St. Josemaria, other spiritual writers, and the church fathers in a way that helps one to follow and truly pray and live out the liturgical year.
~ Lauren, March 18, 2017
The ICWG series are one of the best daily meditation books I've ever read/had. Every year I read it it seems new...the meditations are deep and lead to better prayer and literally better conversations with God
~ A Girl on fire, March 18, 2017
A Daily Must Read
This series provides an excellent guide for daily prayer and reflections, based on the day's scripture readings. It is a great reference during a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or some quiet contemplation before or after Mass, or at the end of the day. The digital versions are excellent so that you can keep it with you everywhere you go year-round. These are a worthwhile investment.
~ Antonio, August 8, 2018
In Conversation with God
In Conversations is quite helpful in guiding prayer based on daily scripture readings. It’s also a treasure trove for spiritual reading and fault formation. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to enhance prayer life and grow in Christian life.
~ Robert Marino, December 12, 2018
Don't understand why this isn't required reading for every Catholic?!
I am deepening by spiritual life by becoming more aware of the Word. This requires me not only to read the word but to be able to reflect and meditate on it. This book is a great aid in this meditation assisting me to daily dig deeper into the word in accordance with the liturgical calendar whilst drawing on knowledge from Saints and Doctors of the Church.
~ Ella Inedia, May 20, 2018
Rev. Francis Fernández-Carvajal was born in Granada in 1938. A graduate in History from the University of Navarre, he also holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Angelicum in Rome. He is a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature. Since his ordination in 1964, much of his pastoral ministry has been with university students. For more than ten years he has been Editor of he monthly magazine PALABRA. Among his publihsed works are an Anthology of texts (with more than 6000 quotations from spiritual writers throughout the ages), Lukewarmness - the Devil in Disguise, and Commentaries on the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke.
Who Is This Book For?
Highlights of ICWG
Fr. Francis makes generous use of the writings of the great saints.
Meditations on themes taken from the Mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more.
Each day's meditation is divided into three parts and is five or six pages long.
Each volume is small enough for you to carry it to Adoration or some other suitable place for meditation.
In Conversation With God Series
We Recommend buying Either the Full Set, or pairing the following two books together.
1. The Volume that corresponds to the current liturgical season.
2. The book of feasts that corresponds to the current month.
ICWG Full Set With Slipcase
Vol 1: Advent & Christmas
Vol 2: Lent and Easter Season
Vol 3: Ordinary Time Weeks 1-12
Vol 4: Ordinary Time Weeks 13-23
Vol 5: Ordinary Time Weeks 24-34
Vol 6: Special Feasts January - June
Vol 7: Special Feasts July - December