The Fulfillment of All Desire – A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints
The Fulfillment of All Desire presents an in-depth study of the journey to God by drawing on the teaching of seven doctors of the Church. Ten years after its publication, this book has been lauded by many for both its depth and accessibility. One reviewer noted that the best summary of the book is found on page 229: “We’re all in desperate need of God, of His forgiveness, of His love, of His Holy Spirit, and all of us need to abandon our pride, admit our need, and come to the foot of the Cross to receive mercy and forgiveness. And we need to stay there.”
The book currently is being used by more than twenty-four seminaries, novitiates, and universities. But it also can act as a spiritual director for the average lay person. Fr. Benedict Groeschel declared when the book was first published that “this is a book to keep at your place of prayer for years to come.”
About Ralph Martin (Ann Arbor, Michigan Author)
Ralph Martin is president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Ralph also hosts "The Choices We Face," a widely viewed weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world.
Ralph holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome and is a professor and the director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was named by Pope Benedict XVI as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and was also appointed as a “peritus” to the Synod on the New Evangelization in October of 2012.
Ralph is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which are The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call, The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, and Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He and his wife Anne have six children and sixteen grandchildren and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.