Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei Review Ø 108

Read & download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ù Scott Hahn

Inary relationships He offers inspiring insights for reconciling spiritual and material goals discussing topics ranging from ambition workaholism friendship and sex to the place of prayer and sacrifice in Christianity todayEngaging and enlightening Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace is at once a moving personal story and an inspiring work of contemporary spirituali. I marked this at than three because it focused less on the author's personal journey and on the heart of Opus Dei and its founder The spirit of Opus Dei came through in this easy enough to follow book and I now have a good understanding of its charism and spirituality which is uncomplicated and loving I skipped the first appendix an article on St Josemarìa's use of Scripture in his writings as it was not of much interest to me and written in a less engaging way but the second appendix containing a handful of prayers written by St Josemarìa is something I will return to again and again

Read & download Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei

Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus DeiTo conspiracy theorists Opus Dei is a highly secretive and powerful international organization To its members however Opus Dei is a spiritual path a way of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into everyday life In Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace Scott Hahn a member of Opus Dei describes the organization's founding its mission and its profound influence on his l. It's been a good week for catching up on my reading challenge Now every time I stopped to read this book I seemed to be in a state of exhaustion mentally physically; I read the last third with a splitting headache and STILL it was vastly inspiring and enjoyable Maybe it was because of these states that I got out of the book It was a comfort in times when I felt overworked and the ultimate point of the writings in the book is to inspire one to offer all work and suffering for God POINT TAKENScott Hahn has again opened my mind to a new world of Catholic knowledge My mother has always loved St Josemaria and over the years I often found her reading The Way But I never developed much of an interest myself until now Scott Hahn has helped me realize that my mom is a smart lady actually no; I already knew that He just helped me realize that my mom was right all along and I should have taken note Scott Hahn is as always funny and well spoken While sometimes authors need to dumb things down to reach the readers' level Hahn somehow manages to lift the reader up to understand what he's written With his relevant pop culture similes personal stories and simply worded explanations I never feel lost reading his work and this was true with reading Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace This book was a comfort in a few ways One that every meaningless task throughout the day can take on infinite value if done well and offered for God Two God doesn't ask that we live a life of COMPLETE suffering to reach Heaven So many times throughout my life I've been told to be a saint is to suffer Now this is absolutely true and I completely believe it but it is not the full story; saints love laugh and enjoy the company of their friends It's just when faced with suffering in daily life saints embrace it and offer up their life everyday I dunno After years of trying to talk myself into accepting a future of stress and personal suffering this book has given me hope that maybe God's plan for me won't be so bad ahahahahahaha This book 1010 would read again and recommend

Scott Hahn Ù 8 Review

Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei Review Ø 108 ô To conspiracy theorists Opus Dei is a highly secretive and powerful international organization To its members however Opus Dei is a spiritual path a way of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into everyday life In OrdinaIfeHahn recounts the invaluable part Opus Dei played in his conversion from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism and explains why its teachings remain at the center of his life Through stories about his job his marriage his role as a parent and his community activities Hahn shows how Opus Dei's spirituality enriches the meaning of daily tasks and transforms ord. I've read other books by Scott Hahn and sometimes on Monday evenings I listen to him on EWTN An interesting guy with an interesting story about his conversion from Protestantism to the Catholic faith But what about this book I had trouble reading it and I can't put my finger on why I bought this and started it over a year ago but just couldn't get through it I recently decided to try again and this time I made it through I learned a bit but I found it a bit too much of his faith journey which I had already read and not uite as much about understanding Opus Dei itself I heard Scott say on a tv show or radio somewhere that because he does so many lectures and from his college teaching he has so many class lecture notes that when it is time to write a book he just puts his notes together and has a book I think that is what he did here and while it is an interesting recap of how Opus Dei influenced him and how he came to understand the organization from his personal perspective it is not a book about Opus Dei and for that I was disappointed