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.
- Seeking and finding Jesus … via Dracula?— you read it right. A discussion of books that helped Julie draw closer to Jesus.
- “Everyone Wants the Key to Finding God, But There is No Lock” — Julie’s interview with Tony Rossi of Christopher Closeup.
Also, the podcast links to their radio conversation: Part One, Part Two
- Aleteia Fast Takes — what Julie recommends sipping while praying
- A Good Story is Hard to Find — Julie talks about what started her search for a closer friendship with Jesus
“This is about forming a friendship that will last through eternity,” Davis writes. And that’s exactly the foundation she’s set for each reader of this volume.
Jesus is certainly the main character of this book, but Davis is a very appealing sidekick. She is humble, eager to learn, thoughtful, and patient. I think giving this book as a gift to someone trying to understand a modern American Christian’s interior life would be a very charitable act.
I really appreciate the ways in which Julie points to very particular aspects of Christ with each entry. It’s all too easy to make Christ into an abstraction in prayer, and I love how the text is guiding me back to making that relationship more tangible and concrete.
This book is exactly what I needed at this point in my life! It’s a beautiful read that will make you fall in love with Jesus all over again. I cannot recommend this book enough!
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
Julie 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.
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. 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. In this book Julie Davis takes those phrases and helps us become closer to Christ Jesus. Her brief meditations help 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 collection of quotes, reflections, and prayers is designed to deepen our friendship and intimacy with Jesus. 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.