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4.9 out of 5 stars
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on 29 October 2016
Having read and co-authored in excess of 300 books I was not expecting to find a 97 pages book where every single word is to be applied. God Almighty ! What a lesson, , different people place perfection in different practices. It is certain that they all equally deceive themselves. Since exterior works are nothing more than dispositions for achieving true piety, or the effects of real piety, it cannot be said that Christian perfection and true piety consist in them. They are, without doubt, powerful means for becoming truly perfect and truly holy. When used with discretion they are of unique value in supporting our nature which is always indifferent to good and inclined to evil; in repelling the attacks and escaping the snares of our common enemy; in obtaining from the Father of Mercies those helps that are so necessary for the faithful, and especially for beginners. They are, moreover, precious fruits of the consummate virtue achieved in truly holy persons. Such men chastise their bodies either in punishment for past offenses or for greater humiliation and subjection to their Creator. They seek solitude and observe silence that, withdrawn from the world, they may preserve themselves free from the least stain of sin, and speak only with Heaven and Angels. Their time is spent in works of piety and in the service of God. They pray and meditate on the life and Passion of our Redeemer, not through curiosity, nor for the sake of some sensible pleasure arising from this, but from a desire of knowing better, on one hand, the grandeur of the Divine Goodness, and on the other hand, the depth of their own ingratitude. They do this in order to increase their love of God and detestation of self, to follow their Lord in shouldering His Cross, and in renouncing their own will. They receive the Sacraments for no other reason than the honor of God, a closer union with Him and greater security from the power of the devil.
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on 18 August 2015
Every now and then one comes across a book that totally surprises you. This book did just that for me and has become a book that I always have with me. For every christian who needs a little help making sense of things every now and then, or wants to clear the fug of trite populist preaching and rediscover what is real and what is meaningful, this book is for you.
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on 18 January 2015
This is a complete guide for spiritual combat. Full of advise on the way to Sanctity
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on 20 October 2015
Very inspiring, informative and educational. It is very much useful for spiritual direction and spiritual growth. I recommend it for all.
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on 17 November 2015
very good book for anyone who wants to fight the good fight of truth.
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on 11 June 2017
all good
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on 26 June 2017
Excellent and highly recommended for all.
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on 20 June 2016
A great book which will keep anyone on the right spiritual track and not complicated language.
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on 11 September 2014
Excellent
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on 4 December 2016
Excellent book - would recommend to anyone
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