The Inner Chapel

Embracing the Promises of God

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-4933-4

What is the “inner chapel”? The place within where God meets us.

We can trust God—and we can trust in God’s promises to us, including:

  • We are never alone.
  • We are loved—unconditionally.
  • We have a companion in our suffering.
  • Each of us has a unique call.

But how do we experience all that God has given us? By going to the inner chapel, that sacred place within each person where God waits to love us unconditionally. There, God gives us all we need to find our way to a life of hope instead of despair, peace instead of continued restlessness, and joy instead of anxiety.

Becky Eldredge offers readers down-to-earth stories, prayer experiences to try, and enthusiastic encouragement for spiritual growth and a deeper friendship with God. The Inner Chapel will inspire individuals but also provide excellent material for small groups and people going on retreat.​


"The Inner Chapel is filled with personal stories from Becky Eldredge's own life, puts into words so much of what I've experienced the past couple years as I've been pulled into this amazing relationship with Jesus. But also, each chapter ends with prayerful reflection questions and scripture verses with which you can pray - so you too can discover that God resides within you and is longing to be in relationship with you. THIS BOOK IS A RETREAT you can do at your own pace, on your own time in your own space." (Jennifer Scheuermann, Early Morning Coffee with Jesus) 

"I am constantly busy, overwhelmed with all sorts of to-do lists and tasks that often stretch me beyond my limits. In the midst of that craziness, this book seems like exactly what the doctor ordered. This book has helped me to find God speaking with me from within my very soul... often the place I forget to look for grace and peace (as I am always searching for it externally).

I also enjoyed the fact that, in the second half of the book, Becky gets at what Jesus is trying to say to us... and I found echoes of countless spiritual teachers in her words of wisdom, especially St. Ignatius of Loyola (and his companion and Jesuit brother, Pope Francis) who help us to hear God speaking them to us. These lessons are so incredible: so simple and obvious but also so profound and central to who we are... you need to rest, you are safe, you belong, you are never alone, you are loved, you are forgiven, and so on.

If you need to take a much-needed break, this is the medicine you've been looking for. I loved this book and I think others will too." (Paul E. Jarzembowski, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Author Bio

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author of two books: The Inner Chapel (Loyola Press, April 2020) and Busy Lives & Restless Souls (Loyola Press, 2017). She leads a ministry that offers spiritual direction, resources, and retreats (virtual and in-person) rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray and discern, Becky draws from over twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite them deeper in their walk with Christ. She holds an M.P.S. from Loyola University in New Orleans, a M.Ed. from Louisiana State University. You can learn more about her ministry at

A young, busy woman offers a fresh Ignatian perspective on how to satisfy our restlessness within by making space for prayer in the midst of a demanding life.

The Inner Chapel draws on spiritual ideas and practices from the Catholic faith to guide readers towards inner closeness to God that is available to all.

2021 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Awards, Second Place, Spirituality

2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, Honorable Mention, Books About Prayer

2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, Third Place, Healing & Self Help

2021 International Book Awards, Winner, Religion: Christian Inspirational 

2021 Living Now Book Awards, Silver Tie, Enlightenment/Spirituality

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Spirituality

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05/30/2023 9:59 pm

Great book!

by Norma

Excellent read. Helpful thoughts for prayer and reflection.