Emerging from the mess

July 11, 2024 in News

Authors Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds latest book is entitled ‘Emerging from the Mess» and is published by Messenger Publications».

Emerging from the Mess‘ explores what can happen in times of uncertainty, grief or darkness in life. These periods can be very difficult. We have all experienced our Garden of Gethsemane “Why have you forsaken me?”. However joy and light does return, particularly when we have an anchor to stabilise us and a guide to gently lead us.

The authors say that if we are patient when we reach what we believe to be the limit of our strength and endurance and learn to live every day like a resurrection day, seeing the giftedness of every moment, we can learn to navigate the storms and trust that God, our shining light, will show and break open the clouds of isolation to guide and protect us.

About the authors: Brendan McManus SJ works as a Spiritual Director and retreat giver in Manresa Spirituality Centre. Jim Deeds is a poet and author and works in Pastoral Ministry with dioceses and groups across Ireland.

The ‘Mess’ is a series of three books which includes Finding God in the Mess: Meditations for Mindful Livin‘ and ‘Deeper Into the Mess: Praying Through Tough Times»’.Emerging from the mess‘ concludes the series. Together Brendan and Jim have also written ‘Discover God Daily: Seven Life-Changing Moments from the Journey of Saint Ignatius»‘.

Other Brendan McManus SJ books published by Messenger Publications are: ‘The Way to Manresa»Channelling the Inner Fire»‘ and ‘Contemplating the Camino»‘.

‘Emerging from the Mess» is published by Messenger Publications, in Ireland and the UK, priced at €12.95/£11.95.