Introduction to the Devout Life

Introduction to the Devout Life

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by St. Francis de Sales
     
 

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This masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-century priest explains how to live a holy life in the secular world. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, it presents clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God.
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This masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-century priest explains how to live a holy life in the secular world. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, it presents clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God.
A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific writings on spirituality led to his nomination as the patron saint of authors and journalists. Today's readers feel a special affinity for St. Francis, whose suggestions for living a truly Christian life don't involve withdrawal from the world. In this enduring spiritual guide, his remarkably modern advice appears in the form of letters. The saint's frank and practical counsel ranges from embracing meditations that strengthen the resolve to maintain a virtuous existence to performing daily exercises that renew the soul.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486471686
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
246,319
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific writings on spirituality led to his nomination as the patron saint of authors and journalists.

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Introduction to the Devout Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The book is wonderful but the review above is not for the book... there is a confusion, evidently, with some other book. See reviews of the other offered editions for an accurate description of this guide for living a good life....