Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life
by Julie Davis
This book is for the beginner and for those beginning again — to bring us closer to Jesus, which is every Christian’s greatest desire.
Each page gently leads the reader to open up and encounter Christ in their own way — using scripture and inspirational quotes, reflection, brief commentary, and prayer.
Foster a daily habit of prayer and reflection that will continue long after you come to the end of this book.
Are you ready to hit the reset button on your practice of the faith? Here it is.
A friend had a relative who’d just turned to God for the first time in the midst of a serious end-of-life crisis, but now what? How do you help someone who’s ignored God for a lifetime to even know how to pray? I recommended this book.
Jennifer Fitz, Riparians at the Gate blog
I’m getting a copy for every member of my RCIA class.
— William H. Duquette, author of Vikings at Dino’s
I have been taking a leisurely stroll through this new book using it as intended. Reading a single or a couple of pages daily. I really enjoy the variety of quote sources and how she reflects on them. She has a Chestertonian ability to see things afresh and to illustrate that freshness to you. There is gratitude and wonder in her reflections that inspire me to want to imitate that viewpoint more consistently.
Sometimes even from the best of writers I usually find the closing prayer/reflection more as something tagged on than integral. More as an expected part of the format than something useful. Not true here where even a single sentence is the exclamation point to what goes before.
Jeff Miller, The Curt Jester blog
For a long while, Julie Davis has been, as her blog title suggests, one of the happiest Catholics I know. But from where does that happiness stem? Simple. She’s encountered Jesus Christ, and the result of such an encounter is always joy. In this reflective new devotional, she helps us meet Jesus in the same way. The wonderful diversity of quotes, prayers, and reflections, taken from the best parts of the Christian spiritual tradition, make it easy to find Jesus in our busy, scattered lives. If you want to be a happy Catholic, you need to encounter Jesus. And if you want to encounter Jesus, read this book.
This book is a joyful pilgrimage to the Father, made with the most amazing companions, from Ambrose of Milan to Marshall McLuhan. As always, Julie Davis leads us forward in prayer by way of good books, good movies, good conversation, and even good food. Highly recommended.
In our fast-paced world, we love the pithy phrase, but we’re forever sharing or re-tweeting a striking quote and then moving on, without really pondering why the phrase speaks to us, or what it can bring us. In this book Julie Davis takes those phrases and makes them useful in the most productive way possible — to help us become closer to Christ Jesus. Her brief meditations are down-to-earth, thoughtful, easily identified with, and truly useful for helping us become open, just a little bit more each day, to the Christ who loves us and wants us to draw nearer to him, that he may drawn nearer to us.
— Elizabeth Scalia, Editor-at-Large at Aleteia.org and author of Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our Bad Habits Before they Kick Us
The search for God begins with prayer. In this endearing and practical book, Julie Davis takes us by the hand and leads us to some of the most thought-provoking and heart-inspiring meditations on Jesus ever written. If you’re seeking God or feel lost on your spiritual journey, this book is a compass to point you in the right direction.
This lovely book by Julie Davis is a collection of quotes, reflections, and prayers designed to deepen our friendship and intimacy with Jesus. When our desire encounters God’s grace, our relationship with Jesus grows. Each page is like a springboard for experiencing a greater closeness with our Savior and Lord.
— Stephen J. Binz, author of Threshold Bible Study
From the very first page, where I was gently told to “listen”, my prayer life was improved. Is there anything more desirable? What a gift.
— Scott Danielson, A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast host
Whether you’re a personal prayer novice or simply looking for fresh new resources to draw you into an ever deepening relationship with God, let Julie Davis be your companion as you invigorate your daily dialogue with the divine.
Prayer has never been more accessible or down-to-earth. Let this guide inspire you to talk to God more and better and in the midst of your everyday realness. Julie Davis has put together a gem that is more of an experience than a book.
— Sarah Reinhard, Author and blogger at SnoringScholar.com
Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life was both a pleasure to read and extraordinarily helpful. Julie Davis has the difficulties of the human heart summed up right there. Beautifully done.
— Jennifer Fitz, Author of Classroom Management for Catechists