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Humility - Wellspring of Virtue

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Catalog Code: 9780918477590

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Conquer your pride and experience the joys of humility!

Of all sins, pride is the most dangerous . . . and the most sorrowful: it cuts you off from God, estranges you from others, and leaves you lost and unhappy.

These pages show you how to drive pride from your soul. You’ll learn to recognize its many forms (including some that masquerade as virtue), and you’ll come to see just why they’re such barriers to happiness and to holiness.

You’ll also discover the incredible strength of humility, the only virtue that has the power to expel every vestige of pride from your soul. These pages will help you to begin experiencing the joys of humility today.

You'll learn:

How humility breaks the back of every form of pride
Why it is impossible to grow spiritually without humility
Why humility is a form of strength — not weakness (as many falsely believe)
How humility enables you to acknowledge even your gravest sins without despairing
How humility helps you to see the world clearly, and to love all things in it with greater intensity
How humility allows you to experience the consolation of God’s loving embrace
Why only humility ensures true freedom
How humility enables you to see God — not as a vague presence, but as a Person who knows and loves you
How humility helps you to see the dignity of every person (even the dignity of those you’re tempted to scorn)
How humility lets you hear God calling you personally to life with Him
Why you best imitate Christ, Mary, and the saints by striving for humility
And much more!
Praise for Transformation in Christ, from which Humility is excerpted:

“A magnificent treatise by a distinguished philosopher on the pursuit of spiritual perfection.”
Publishers Weekly

“A work of inherent excellence.”
Catholic World

“Clear, succinct thinking and warmth of soul.”
Theological Studies


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091847759X
9780918477590
120
6 1/5"  (15.7 cm) x 4 1/2"  (11.4 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
More Sophia Institute Press Gifts
1997

Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 3 stars overall. A brilliant little book on becoming more humble

Always on the quest to sink deeper into humility, I picked up a slender book by Dietrich Von Hildebrand titled, "Humility-Wellspring of Virtue" (120 pages, Sophia Institute press, $5.95). This short book is actually a collection of passages from Von Hildebrand's most famous work, "Transformation In Christ", believed by many to be a modern spiritual classic.

According to Pope John Paul II, Dietrich Von Hildebrand was one of the great ethicists of our time and a "20th century Doctor of the Church" ("Doctor" is Church-speak for "great teacher"). Pope Benedict XVI also has particular admiration for this German Catholic philosopher. These two endorsements alone should perk up the ears of anyone unfamiliar with Von Hildebrand.

Von Hildebrand philosophical expertise is on full-display in this book, as he approaches hum Full Review...

 
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