TIM MULDOON is a theologian, professor, and author of many books including The Ignatian Workout and, with Sue Muldoon, The Discerning Parent: An Ignatian Guide to Raising your Teen. He has taught Ignatian spirituality for many years at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Boston College, Washington Theological Union, and LaSalle University. He and his wife Sue live with their three children just west of Boston.
Tim Muldoon provides a valuable reference and resource for those
who mentor and accompany young people in their discernment and
decision-making process. Building upon examples from his own life
and ministry, and those of others, he integrates scripture and the
writings from philosophers, theologians, and spiritual writers for
deeper exploration. I really appreciated the thoughtful questions
he offered for the themes throughout the book for both individual
and shared reflection for meaningful discernment. This book will be
a resource for my ministry as well as a companion for prayerful
reflection on my own life and vocation.
--Michael E. Sanderl, Ed.D
Living Against the Grain is deftly crafted to present key insights from Ignatian spirituality squarely within our contemporary cultural context. My advice: take this book on vacation or retreat and read a chapter a day. Reflection on insights will help you discover constraints of contemporary culture and help you become the person God created you to be when God knit you together in your mother's womb!--Richard Hauser, SJ