BC alumnus Tim Muldoon, a visiting associate professor in the Honors Program, has been named recipient of the 2017 Writer’s Award in Spirituality, presented by the Board of Directors of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality to honor someone who has demonstrated excellence in furthering the spiritual teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola through writing. He will receive the award at a ceremony in May. Among Muldoon’s publications are The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home (with wife and BC alumna Sue Muldoon). | He also has two new publications: The Discerning Parent: An Ignatian Guide to Raising Your Teen (with Sue Muldoon) (Ave Maria Press) and Living Against the Grain: How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life (Loyola Press). The Discerning Parent offers practical advice—based on the professional and personal experiences of the Muldoons—on how the Ignatian practice of discernment can be an excellent tool for the healthy parenting of teens and tweens. In Living Against the Grain, Muldoon offers a field-tested strategy for those facing a time of transition to help them discern their deepest desires and discover their true purpose in and for the world. Living Against the Grain is based on a Capstone course Muldoon has taught for a number of years. The Capstone Program hosted a book release reception for Muldoon’s book on April 18.