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A Call to Joy: Living in the Presence of God

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Catalog Code: 9781929266005

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Call to Joy: Living in the Presence of God

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In the last five years more than one million people in forty-six counties have attended Matthew Kelly's talks, retreats, and seminars. Millions more have been touched by his writings and appearances on major radio and television programs worldwide. Young, charismatic, and extraordinarily engaging, Matthew Kelly comes to the aid of a generation desperately searching for some meaning in life deeper than the pursuit of material things. Exploring the challenges of our modern world, he brilliantly puts into context the unchanging truths and teachings of Jesus Christ. In A Call to Joy, he shares both his remarkable personal story and his uniquely inspiring insights on faith, love, and the trials and triumphs of the spiritual life.

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For one who wishes to open their minds and hearts to God's goodness, A Call to Joy is an indispensable handbook of Christian spirituality. A writer like Matthew Kelly is hard to come by, for he powerfully blends candid observation, and inspiring philosophy that brings his reader to new heights of realization. The result in A Call to Joy is a captivating and lucid writing that challenges each of us to change and to grow into the better people we know we can be. Kelly dares us to find ourselves in this book - to resist the pressures of the modern world, and to live the Christian life to the fullest. A Call to Joy is genuine, powerful, and deeply wise. Matthew Kelly's message in this book has broken new ground in the search for faith and meaning in the modern world - it extends an irresistible invitation to join him on an adventurous journey of the soul.

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This item received 5 stars overall. Living in God's Presence Brings Joy

I had been hearing great things about Matthew Kelly from friends who had read his books or listened to his CDs, and now that I’ve finally gotten around to reading Call to Joy: Living in the Presence of God, I’d have to say they’re right about him being an inspiration. 
I’d describe this book as a collection of Kelly’s personal God incidents, the best of self-help books advice, Scripture to live by, and the wisdom of the saints, along with some anecdotes that serve as amusing, straightforward parables.  Nothing in this book will strike an avid reader of religious and/or self-help books as being earth-shattering, brand new, or cutting-edge, however the work is a wonderful easy-to-read and digest anthology of sorts when it comes to spiritual, religious, and practical wisdom for how to make God f Full Review...

This item received 5 stars overall. Kelly teaches us how to recognize God's presence within us.

Matthew Kelly’s first book, Call to Joy: Living in the Presence of God, is a wonderful study of how God speaks to each of us in our lives and how we respond to him. Inspired by his own personal story of hearing God’s Call to Joy, the author takes us through a spiritual journey that shares God’s message in a straightforward way.
I read this book entirely while sitting in my car during soccer practice, carpool, etc.  Knowing the book was sitting in the car waiting for me encouraged me to leave early just so I could sit in the car and read for a longer period of time.  Matthew’s writing is beautifully comforting, peaceful, uplifting and encouraging.  We can all learn to listen to God’s call for our lives.  If we make prayer a priority in our lives and put God first, we will hear the message Full Review...

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