Books & Writing




“With the humor and grace of an old friend, and the wisdom and winsomeness of someone who knows you better than you know yourself, Mossa weaves popular culture, spiritual disciplines, and everyday life together so naturally that you forget you’re reading.  I opened this book, and God found me.”

–Kenda Creasy Dean, Professor of Youth, Church and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary

“Mossa shows readers how to find God in all things–not just in prayer and worship services, but in your working life, in your relationships, and even in popular culture . . . You’ll enjoy this book, I’m sure.  What’s more, I’m sure it will help you find your way closer to God.”

–from the foreword by Fr. James Martin, S.J., author of My Life With the Saints, and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

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“Accessible, inviting and user-friendly…. Both novices to the spiritual life and experienced retreat directors will discover in [this] clever book a compendium of crucial passages supplemented by insights that are thoughtful, grounded in scholarship and most Ignatian of all–practical.”
James Martin, SJ, author, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

“For the first time … brings together The Spiritual Exercises as well as the letters and memoirs of Saint Ignatius in a form that illuminates the work of this spiritual master in an engaging and accessible fashion. If you are new to Ignatius, read this first. If you are a student of his work, read it for fresh perspective.”
The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, director of spiritual formation and Anglican studies,
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University; author, What God Wants for Your Life
“Ignatius knew the Christian life is not about belief; it’s about cultivating an encounter with the presence of Jesus that brings greater compassion and purpose to one’s life. Thanks to [this book], the practices and insights of Ignatius are now available and accessible to anyone seeking to live a passionate life.”
Mark Yaconelli, author, Contemplative Youth Ministry; project director, The Center for Engaged Compassion
“An engaging book…. Written in a user-friendly style, with wise and elucidating commentary, [it] is sure to make Ignatius and his ‘practical mysticism’ more widely known and appreciated. An excellent guide for those who are meeting Ignatius for the first time as well as for those who have known him for many years.”
Melannie Svoboda, SnD, retreat director; author, Traits of a Healthy Spirituality 
by John Kleiderer, Paula Minaert, & Mark Mossa; Dolores Leckey, general editor.
 Just War, Lasting Peace seeks to address some of the most critical questions demanding theological reflection today: ‘How do believers look at war? How do we react to it and deal with it?’  Building upon a November 2003 forum sponsored by the US Jesuit Conference and the Woodstock Theological Center, the book facilitates a dialogue between scholars, experts, policymakers and religious practitioners.

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