Wanting Jesus Alone to Shine

J. Gil and E. Muñiz
Midwest Theological Forum
Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN: 9781948139311

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Wanting Jesus Alone to Shine is a biography of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, illustrated with more than 300 photos, maps, infographics and autograph texts. The authors, Jesús Gil and Enrique Muñiz, offer a biography in which the images allow readers to enter into the life of Saint Josemaria: not only to learn about his experiences intellectually, but also to share in some of the feelings that accompanied these experiences.

“Wanting Jesus Alone to Shine“ is based on the book written by Jose Miguel Cejas and designed by Jose Luis Saura on the occasion of the beatification of Josemaria Escriva in 1992.  Gil and Muñiz – who collaborated in the beatification book – have revised and updated the text, and have added numerous content, so that it is presented as a new experience of the life of St. Josemaria.

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About the Authors

Jesús Gil (Logroño, 1976) is a priest of the Opus Dei prelature and a doctor in Spiritual Theology. Previously, he studied Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Navarra, and worked as a journalist for Diario de Burgos and La Voz de Galicia. He has also published In the Footprints of Our Faith: A Journey Through the Holy Land.

Enrique Muñiz (Madrid, 1962) has a degree in Hispanic Philology from Complutense, works at the Beta Films Foundation and has been dedicated to linguistic consulting and corporate communication tasks for more than thirty years.