Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom / Edition 1

Happy Are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom / Edition 1

by Thomas Dubay
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0898709210

ISBN-13: 9780898709216

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Ignatius Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898709216
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition Reprint
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
274,425
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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