Introduction to the Devout Life (Baronius Press Classics Series)
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Introduction to the Devout Life (Baronius Press Classics Series)

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by Saint Francis de Sales
     
 

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Since its first publication in 1609 this book has never gone out of print. It has always occupied a privileged position in the Church: no guide ever written provides so complete, so balanced and so practical an approach to the spiritual life. Written for the layman surrounded by worldliness, this is a masterpiece of mystical and devotional literature, by a great and

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Since its first publication in 1609 this book has never gone out of print. It has always occupied a privileged position in the Church: no guide ever written provides so complete, so balanced and so practical an approach to the spiritual life. Written for the layman surrounded by worldliness, this is a masterpiece of mystical and devotional literature, by a great and much loved Doctor of the Church. This book does what many similar books fail to do, teach the reader to grow in holiness, step by simple step.

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ISBN-13:
9781905574148
Publisher:
Baronius Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Baronius Press Classics Series
Edition description:
BARONIUS PRESS
Pages:
297
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Francis’s compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.

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Introduction to the Devout Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
St. Francis de Sales in this timeless classic directs the average person in the spiritual life to a deeper union with Jesus Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
St. Francis teaches how to conduct all aspects of our lives in a way that orders them toward a closer relationship with God. A must for those seeking to deepen their faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it, but the chapters are incredibly short. :/
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Yeah. Try to make these longer. Including emotions of characters would work.