Introduction to the Devout Life

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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 ...
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Overview


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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  • ISBN-13: 9780486471686
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/26/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 136,671
  • 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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    Posted March 21, 2015

    Lin ☼

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    I &star m &star k &star

    Someone grab the popcorn cuz this is gonna be fun! : )

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    E &spades

    Cool!

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    Posted March 20, 2015

    Prisoners part One

    "Great. I'm in jail." I sigh. I was accused for the murder of my nemesis, Brianna Wilson. I saw her, the night she was murdered. It wasn't even a murder. She killed herself. Anyway, I am Juliette Zura, the 27 year old accused of homicide. <p> The prison guard walked me down the hall to the jail cell. But on my way there, I saw a man my age. He had brown hair kinda swooped in front and dark brown eyes. He winked at me. I smiled and stopped to admire him. Suddenly, my moment was ruined when the guard kicked my butt and then we started walking again. <p> When I was in the cell, I thought about the guy I ran into. He looked familiar. I wonder where...

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  • Posted December 14, 2014

    highly recommended

    many spiritual books are difficult to read and sometimes hard to follow. in this book the author is easy to read and follow. he also has a good understanding of "real life". a good book to read a little at a time and contemplate....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Umbreo

    Okay! Off we go, then, to proposed roads!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Sparrow

    But... there's no such things as med cat assistants. ;-; Fine. I canbe the apprentice. And wait for you to DIE. But wait... people take a long time to kill their characters, especially their favourites. Meh. Okay, let's go there naooo.

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    Posted May 28, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    The book is wonderful but the review above is not for the book..

    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....

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