Fr. Thomas Dubay is one of the most popular and respected retreat masters and spiritual directors in the USA. He is the author of the perennial best-selling book on prayer and contemplation, Fire Within. In this book, he responds to the call to priests by both Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI to help believers and all those interested in spirituality to develop a deeper prayer life and union with God.
As in his other popular writings, Dubay’s style is profound and meditative yet clear and readable. He gives an overview of the spiritual life and journey for anyone seeking to grow in the love of God and neighbor. An expert on the teachings and writings of the two great mystical doctors of prayer and the spiritual life, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Dubay gives solid practical advice for a deepening moral and spiritual conversion, and a radical growth in holiness.
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"There are millions of mediocre "good Christians" who need to hear the message of this book, which is the message of all the saints, about "the universal call to holiness." Father Dubay is one of the truest, wisest, and most trustworthy guides I know on this road."—Peter Kreeft, Author, Prayer for Beginners
"Want holiness but feel bogged down? Want to like spiritual reading but find it sometimes too heavy in style? Want inspiration but if it's too general it is gone with the wind? If any of these are your problems, get hold of Deep Conversion/Deep Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay. I don't know how any writer as deep can be so light at the same time, but that is this priest's character as well, and this new book is no exception." —Rhonda Chervin Ph.D., Author of numerous books on Catholic spirituality
Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M., is a retreat master and spiritual director for religious communities around the country, as well as a highly regarded speaker at conferences and retreats for lay people in North America. He has hosted five different 13-part television series on the topics of spirituality and prayer, and is the best-selling author of such acclaimed spiritual works as Fire Within, Prayer Primer and Happy Are You Poor.