Dating God by Daniel P. Horan O.F.M.
Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis

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How can we deepen our most important relationship?

The experience of dating provides us with a helpful image to explore Christian spirituality with a fresh lens. Replete with emotional ups and downs, euphoric highs and depressing lows, energy, affection, and fear, our everyday experiences of getting to know another in an increasingly more intimate manner might help us to envision our relationship with God in a new and ever-deepening way.
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The journey to God, says Br. Dan, is a lot like dating. You have to get to know God in the same way and in a similar process as you would with someone you date, when you want to explore another person's truest self.

Dating God is not an answer book or a schema providing easy steps or instructions to have an ideal spiritual life. Rather, it offers a new look at the timeless condition of human longing for a deeper relationship with the Creator. And, contends Br. Dan, the Franciscan tradition, which includes Francis and Clare of Assisi and those men and women who followed them, is perhaps the best model for this deepening relational experience with the Divine.

About Daniel P. Horan O.F.M.

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Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province, has taught in the department of religious studies at Siena College near Albany, New York. He serves on the board of directors of the International Thomas Merton Society and has published more than two dozen articles. His article in Spiritual Life magazine, ?Digital Natives and Franciscan Spirituality,” earned a 2011 award from the Catholic Press Association. He blogs at and lives in Washington, D.C.
Published January 22, 2012 by St. Anthony Messenger Press. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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It may seem a strange concept, but Horan, a young Franciscan friar and popular lecturer, invites consideration of this question, especially for young adult believers.

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The closing sections of Dating God focus on three ways — discipleship, creation, and living a life of relationship with the Creator — St. Francis modeled for us a spiritual path that may well speak cogently to the Millennial Generation of seekers.

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