Unearthing Your Ten Talents: A Thomistic Guide to Spiritual Growth through the Virtues and the Gifts

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Beginning with the Gospel parable of the talents - buried in the ground by some, and multiplied by others - Kevin Vost here unearths a spiritual treasure for all who are struggling to live a life of Christian virtue: the ten particular talents that God has given you as your own...to bury...or to multiply for your own good and the good of the Kingdom.

Guided especially by St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Church's greatest teachers, as well as by Fathers of the Church and the ...

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Overview

Beginning with the Gospel parable of the talents - buried in the ground by some, and multiplied by others - Kevin Vost here unearths a spiritual treasure for all who are struggling to live a life of Christian virtue: the ten particular talents that God has given you as your own...to bury...or to multiply for your own good and the good of the Kingdom.

Guided especially by St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Church's greatest teachers, as well as by Fathers of the Church and the example of many saints, Vost here shows you how to discover each of your own ten talents, and then to understand and perfect them.

With the help of these wise pages, you'll quickly develop your noble ability to reason, strengthen your other faculties of mind, perfect your physical capacities for beauty of form and grace, nurture your ability to act angelically, and prepare yourself to live that life which is proper to a being made in the image of God.

Do you know what your ten talents are? Do you know what God wants you to do with your life? As he gave ten talents to each of the souls in the parable, so he has given ten particular talents to you.

Don't ignore them any longer, or leave them buried. Let Kevin Vost help you unearth them, and show you how to multiply them a hundredfold.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933184418
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 241
  • Sales rank: 492,482
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword: A Tale of Ten Talents xiii

Introduction: On Growing Through Knowing 3

Part I The Talents of Learning

1 Understanding...Understanding 13

2 The Science of Science 35

3 Words of Wisdom 51

Part II The Talents of Living

4 Forging Fortitude 71

5 Tempering Temperance 97

6 Justifying Justice 115

7 Practicing Prudence 135

Part III The Talents of Loving

8 Fostering Faith 159

9 Harnessing Hope 173

10 Cherishing Charity 183

Part IV The History and Practice of the Talents

11 Top Theologians Tackle the Tale of the Talents 201

12 Ten Tools for Turning Up the Talents 213

Conclusion: The Best Is Yet to Come: The Eleventh Talent 227

A Prayer to Acquire the Talents 233

A Table of Ten Talents 237

About the Author Kevin Vost 241

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