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Introduction to the Devout Life, 400th Anniversary Edition
Francis de Sales

Eremitical Press, 2009

For four hundred years this book has taught and inspired Christians. It provides step-by-step instructions in the form of a long letter addressed to Philothea, or one who loves God. The book teaches that anyone can live a life devoted to God, even while remaining in ordinary life. Contents include how to cultivate the desire for a devout life; the means of raising the soul to God by prayer and the sacraments; the practice of virtues; advice ...


Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Nabeel Qureshi

Zondervan on Brilliance Audio, 2014

An Unexpected Journey from Islam to Christianity In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus , Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to ...


Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness
James Baraz, Shoshana Alexander

Bantam, 2010

Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make. In this groundbreaking book, based on his popular course, James Baraz helps you discover a path to the happiness that’s right in front of you, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available in our everyday lives. You can decide to be happy. For years, ...


Introduction to the Devout Life
Francis De Sales

Vintage, 2002

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on ...


Imitation of Christ: A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers
Thomas A'Kempis

Ave Maria Press, 2004

Working from the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript, Creasy succeeds in creating a different interpretation of The Imitation by working through its historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts. Offers profound insights into a person's relationship with God.


The Heart of Islam
Stephen Blanton

AuthorHouse, 2011

Islamic jihadists proudly proclaim they commit mass murder for the "Cause of Allah"-and Islamic armies are currently waging wars in twelve countries. Why? And why do most people still believe Islam is a religion of peace? The Heart of Islam answers these questions with hard-hitting and easily verifiable facts. While it is true that most Muslims prefer to live in peace, their devout Islamic brothers may show up at any time to remind them that it ...


Nearer to the Heart of God

Paraclete Press, 2005

This comprehensive, inspiring guide to the richness of Christian devotion will introduce you to each time period (ancient, medieval, modern), and to both women and men that are essential for experiencing the wide range of Christian spirituality. Daily excerpts from classic works are presented in updated language for today, revealing their modern relevance for us. These timeless devotional readings are culled from best-loved Christian authors ...


Chasing Sunsets: A Practicing Devout Coward's Circumnavigation with His Wife and Son
Lawrence Pane, Carole Wells Pane, ...

Raymond Hill Publishing, 2005

56 countries, 40,000 miles, six-and-a-half years! From three perspectives within the family. (from book's back cover)


A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations
Benedict J. Groeschel

Ignatius Press, 1993

Father Groeschel, the highly respected author, psychologist, spiritual director and leader of renewal in the religious life, has written a brief but comprehensive practical guide for all those interested in private revelations, the reports of visions and other extraordinary religious phenomena that are so widespread in these times. Because of the intense interest in extraordinary religious experience that ranges from Medjugorje to the New Age, ...


Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts
Rev. Fr. R. P. Quadrupani

TAN Books, 1980

LIGHT AND PEACE is a handbook for getting to Heaven a short and practical course in proper Christian living that covers all the important aspects of our religious duties. By far, the most telling feature of this little book is its immense common sense and good advice. LIGHT AND PEACE shows that perfecting one s self is not a complicated task, but one which requires good, practical thinking and a knowledge of the task at hand in short, ...


Religion and the Individual: A Social-Psychological Perspective
C. Daniel Batson, Patricia Schoenrade, ...

Oxford University Press, USA, 1993

In a thoroughly revised edition of this popular text, the authors use methods of social psychology to explore the personal rather than the institutional perspective of religious experience, and to describe and analyze this uniquely human and universal behavior in scientific terms. A new chapter has been included on individual development and personal religion, and there is a new section on music and language as facilitators of religious ...


The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World's Classics)
Thorstein Veblen

Oxford University Press, USA, 2008

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class , Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy, and with an impartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social ...


Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Dover Publications, 2009

This masterpiece of Christian literature by a sixteenth-century priest explains how to live a holy life in the secular world. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, it presents clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God.  A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific ...


The Committed Life: An Adaptation of "The Introduction to the Devout Life" by St. Francis De Sales
William Meninger

Continuum, 1999

A masterful updating of a classic work.St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), bishop of Geneva and founder of the Visitation Order of nuns, was renowned for his teachings on spirituality. His masterpiece in the field of spiritual literature was "The Introduction to the Devout Life." Revolutionary in its day and noted for its charm, warmth, and clarity of language, it set forth a spirituality oriented toward life in the world, an approach ...


Introduction To The Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Harper - Row, 1950


The Complete Introduction to The Devout Life (Paraclete Giants)
Francis de Sales

Paraclete Press, 2013

De Sales’ classic has been described as “a masterpiece of psychology, practical morality, and common sense” and, after The Bible and The Imitation of Christ, is the widest read spiritual book of all time. Unlike many others, Devout Life was written specifically for lay persons and it demonstrates a rare sensitivity to the demands of life in a world that is often antagonistic to spirituality. In this first-of-its-kind edition, Fr. ...


The Complete Works of WILLIAM LAW (17-in-1), 2013

** Searchable, Fully Edited, with an Active Table of Contents ** William Law (1686-1761) was an English writer and mystic who challenged Christians to return to a holy life and a fervent faith. His writings have impacted countless others, including John Wesley and, more recently, Andrew Murray. This special edition begins with a short introduction to Law's life and includes the FULL TEXT of all 17 of his known works: • A Serious Call To A ...


The Gnome in the Tapestry: A Novel
G Teske

iUniverse, Inc., 2007

They pulled their hair out and screamed. They waited for heaven's mercy to fall upon them, or not fall upon them, depending on their point of view.That was the typical response recorded nine hundred fifty years ago, when the moon fell upon the earth, opened up a huge fissure and released a great demon to plague the land. Life was never the same. The gnomes disappeared deep into the mountains, and the beloved King Trellin just vanished. ...


A Day in the Life of the Amish: With Wit, Wisdom and Unique Personal Photos, Amish Men, Women and Young ...

Reiman Assoc, 1994

Bob Ottum, the editor of this book asked over 100 Amish to record a single day in their lives (Monday, October 4, 1993) and sent out cameras so that the willing volunteers could take photos to enhance their written diaries. The result is very appealing. I enjoyed my day with the Amish, astounded by the amount of work they achieved, and charmed by the gentle humor with which they accomplished their daily chores. The one-day diaries were recorded ...



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