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Introduction To The Devout Life - Unabridged - Philothea

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An Introduction To The Devout Life.


This is one of the greatest spiritual classics ever written - an essential book to have in any Catholic's home.

The person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide exists than An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church.

Easy to read, being laid out in short chapters, yet it is thorough, authoritative, reliable, kind and gentle--a mirror of its author. A book to be read again and again, and to make your guide for the rest of your life!


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This item received 5 stars overall. Like having a canonized saint as your spiritual director

There is another book on my bookshelf that calls Saint Francis de Sales the "saint maker". Once you read Philothea or An Introduction to the Devout Life, you will quickly see why he has earned that epithet. Philothea is a roadmap to Heaven. But unlike many of the theological tracts or mystical tomes which profess to accomplish the same feat, this simple volume is nothing more than a practical manual for living a devoutly Christian life in a world that is often antagonistic to Christianity.

Though St. Francis lived 400 years ago, his advice transcends time and culture. He had a keen insight into the workings of the human mind, the innocent-seeming yet devious temptations of the devil, and the challenges faced by the soul seeking to live a pious life amid the cares and trials of daily life.

No one can read this book without finding a section that directly applies to them, regardless of their state of life. St. Francis's advice o Full Review...


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