Linger and Be Available

Linger and Be Available
Item# BB304

Book Summary

By Father Jerry Eifler
6 x 9
144 pages
ISBN 978-1-884532-50-4
Pub date: May 2003

Father Jerry Eifler's first collection of homilies, first published in May 2003 and reprinted to continue Father Eifler's ministry. Over a decade later, Linger and Be Available still offers the same timeless insight and spiritual wisdom that parishioners and readers have long enjoyed from the Roman Catholic priest and author.


"Aptly titled, this haunting collection of meditations on human nature and divine love will stay with the reader long after the last page is read. Linger is a book to come back to, time and again." —Dianne Aprile, author of Making A Heart for God: A Week Inside a Catholic Monastery

"Spirited and savvy, these essays by Father Jerry Eifler offer readers both challenge and comfort in their spiritual growth. They don't provide easy answers to complex questions, but rather invite their audience to engage their own experience with the traditions of faith and the insights of a gifted guide." —Clyde F. Crews, Bellarmine University

"Linger and Be Available provides an encouraging and human approach to 'lingering' at all those varied moments of grace, especially in the ordinary events of daily living. Prompted by Scripture and using the tools of pastoral experience and wisdom, Father Eifler tours the reflective reader on a journey into the mystery of God, interwoven with our own mystery that finds its beginning and ending in God." —Noah Casey, OSB, Monk of St. Meinrad

About the Author

Jerry Eifler, M.A., M.Ed., was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1961. He has served as an associate parish priest, teacher, counselor, therapist, director of development and assistant to a college president. He has been a parish pastor for 26 years, during which time he has served on a number of civic and professional boards and committees. Currently he is the pastor of St. Frances of Rome Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He enjoys art, architecture, travel, music, theater, history, archeology, and as much of the human experience as possible. This is the second book of homilies he has authored.

More From This Author

To continue Father Eifler's ministry, Butler Books has also brought his other two collections back into print: Unpacking for the Journey and Embracing the Source.

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