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Introduction to the Devout Life [Paperback]

St Francis de Sales , Allan Ross
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1 Mar 2009
How to live a holy life in the secular world is the focus of this masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-century priest. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, this enduring spiritual guide offers clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (1 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486471683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486471686
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to the Devout Life 27 Nov 2009
A classic of Catholic spirituality that should prove helpful to all Christians who are trying to live closer to Christ in the everyday world. It was written not for cloistered Christians, but for the laity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A spiritual classic 1 Oct 2012
By Byletts
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A spiritual classic that has stood the test of time. Although it was written some hundred years ago, it fits our days like a glove. Highly recommended to all who are looking for answers to the questions of life today, even for the depressed. Very uplifting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational review 31 Oct 2011
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This book is very good for someone who is working on developing their spiritual life. There is so much wisdom in it and yet it is written in a straight forward manner and is easy to understand and apply to your life. Very good to use for a person who is beginning a habit of daily meditation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to the Devout life 25 Feb 2012
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Works of the saints can inspire ordinary people to be better and live a good Christian life. This work by St. Frances de Sales does that. It is composed of short essays aimed toward improving ordinary faults, with examples on how to live a holier life. The book is well translated, with nice paper, good print that isn't small, and well bound. A bargain at the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Introduction th the Devout Life 8 Dec 2011
By Barbara Heide - Published on
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For a increase in your spiritual life you cannot find a better source.
St. Francis de Sales book is step by step. Very basic and very holy.
I have found it very rewarding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Catholic (and non-catholic) should have this book 10 July 2013
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Although the translation of this book from French is not perfect, this book is a wonderful tool for anyone who is serious about their spiritual life. St. Francis de Sales addresses the reader as "my child" which makes the reader feel his fatherly love and concern for one's soul and salvation. It is a humbling work as it reminds us that we are not perfect and that growing in virtue is an on-going process and requires discipline,
commitment and a constant examination of conscience. I like the fact that it contains many chapters dealing with all kinds of topics, from Holy Communion to sin, confession, the married life, and others - which enables the reader to pick a chapter at random and read it without having to read the book in the proper order, from beginning to end. Several priests on EWTN have recommended this book. It is a classic for the "beginners" in the spiritual life, as well as the more spiritually mature christians.
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