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This Tremendous Lover

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Catalog Code: 0-87061-249-2*5-DIS

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This Tremendous Lover

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A spiritual classic for our time, for all time.

Sixty years on, Boylan's remarkable spiritual classic is one to which Catholics continually return. In This Tremendous Lover, a Trappist monk speaks clearly and perceptively to the world of priests, religious, or laity still "in the world." Boylan explains God's plan for our happiness, and how we are each called to participate in this divine plan as members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

This Tremendous Lover has been called a modern version of Introduction to the Devout Life, the timeless sixteenth-century classic by St. Francis de Sales, and it is one of one hundred works on the Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan. This new edition for 2009 includes a foreword by Lawrence S. Cunningham, a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.
 


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0870612492
9780870612497
384
8 1/2"  (21.5 cm) x 5 1/2"  (13.9 cm) x 0"  More Christian Classics Gifts
2009

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This item received 4 stars overall. A most practical and down to earth book about living the Faith

This is one of the most practical, down to earth books I have ever read about living one's Catholic faith in everyday life. Written by M. Eugene Boylan, a Trappist Monk, around 1945, "This Tremendous Lover" is actually a more timeless book than one might think. Human nature does not change from age to age and 1945 is not actually that long ago. Boylan clearly had practical experience in helping people look past their hectic lives in a culture often at odds with God. His insightful, accessible book gives straight forward advice on how to proceed toward holiness.

It is probably no surprise that Boylan always comes back to a few key points: knowing Jesus Christ in a personal relationship, turning away from pride, and embracing humility. He discusses seeking Christ through prayer, reading, in the sacraments, in conversation, and through our neighbor. He delves deeply Full Review...

 
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