Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom / Edition 2

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To the modern mind, the concept of poverty is often confused with destitution. But destitution emphatically is not the Gospel ideal. A love-filled sharing frugality is the message, and Happy Are You Poor explains the meaning of this beautitude lived and taught by Jesus himself. But isn't simplicity in lifestyle meant only for nuns and priests? Are not all of us to enjoy the goodness and beauties of our magnificent creation?The renowned spiritual writer Dubay gives surprising replies to these questions. He explains how material things are like extensions of our persons and thus of our love. If everyone lived this love there would be no destitution.

After presenting the richness of the Gospel message, more beautiful than any other world view, he explains how gospel frugality is lived in each state of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898709216
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 413,795
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
I Problems and Presuppositions
1 Universal Radicality 11
2 Are You Confused? 17
3 Becoming Unconfused: Criteria for Solution 26
4 Poverty and Premises 37
II Values: What and Why?
5 What Gospel Poverty is Not 49
6 Emptiness and Radical Readiness 54
7 A Sparing-Sharing Lifestyle 62
8 Apostolic Credibility 73
9 Pilgrim Witness 81
III Radicality and Superfluity
10 Levels of Radicality 91
11 Neccessities and Superfluities 102
IV States in Life
12 Frugality in Marriage 115
13 The Religious Vow 126
14 Clerical Poverty 140
V Joy
15 Happy Are You Poor 151
16 An Examen 165
Index 171
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  • Posted May 3, 2009

    Very Thought Provoking!

    A great book! Really made me feel that I want to look at how I live and make decisions. It's an ideal and not something most of could do overnight.Fr. DuBay's way of living could truly transform the world!

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