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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Tan Classics)
St. Francis de Sales

TAN Books, 1994

As no sensible person would make a long road trip without first consulting a map, so the person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide to Heaven exists than An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church. It is at once easy to read, being laid out in short chapters, yet thorough, authoritative, reliable, kind and ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life, 400th Anniversary Edition
Francisco 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Dover Publications, 2009

This masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-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 writings ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
William Law

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

William Law was a priest at the Church of England in the 18th century. Law's book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is considered a classic that all Christians should read. In the book Law suggests practices which will lead to good Christian living through prayer and devotion.
  
  











  



  
William Law: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
William Law

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

In "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life," William Law attacks pious hypocrisy and the corruption of the church. The prose in Law's work is fresh and vivid, as he illustrates the holy Christian life as one lived wholly for God. Law's thoughts on prayer, personal holiness and service to the poor will resonate with many contemporary readers. John and Charles Wesley were not the only to have benefited from Law's work. Many have credited this ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Zondervan, 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life (Image Classics)
Francis De Sales, John K. Ryan

Image, 1972

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 seventeenth 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Treatise on the Love of God, 3rd Edition & Introduction to the Devout Life (Two Books With Active Table of ..., 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Francis de Sales was Bishop of Geneva and is a Roman Catholic saint. He worked to convert Protestants back to Catholicism, and was an accomplished preacher. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly Introduction to the Devout Life, along with his Treatise on the Love of God. His writings on the perfections of the Heart of Mary as the model of love for God ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life & The Way to Divine Knowledge (Two Books With Active Table of ..., 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), together with its predecessor, A Practical Treatise Upon Christian Perfection (1726), deeply influenced the chief actors in the great Evangelical revival. John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Henry Venn, Thomas Scott, and Thomas Adam all express their deep obligation to the author. The Serious Call also affected others deeply. Samuel Johnson, Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and ...
  
  











  



  
The Classics Made Simple: An Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

TAN Books, 2011

We are proud to introduce The TAN Classics Made Simple - a brand-new companion series to our bestselling TAN Classics collection. TAN Classics Made Simple booklets are designed to give you an orientation course before you embark on an exploration of the great works of Catholic literature found in our best selling TAN Classics line. Each full-color booklet covers the highlights of TAN Classics in 32 easy-to-read pages. Designed to provide you ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life

ESaintLibrary.com, 2010

"The writings of Francis de Sales… are a bright light in the Church, pointing out to souls an easy and safe way to arrive at the perfection of a Christian life." (Breviarium Romanum). AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE is a work intended to lead "Philothea", the soul living in the world (all souls), in the path of true devotion. Part I instructs the soul on how to free itself from all affection for sin; in Part II, the Saint teaches how to be ...
  
  











  



  
Devout
Kirk Mann

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

From the depths of despair a serial killer is born to search out and execute religious leaders. Angela Morris, a local detective, races to stop the killings while she tries to come to grips with her own beliefs.
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life (St. Francis de Sales) - Audio Book CD
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Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life - Enhanced Version

Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 2010

"...Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God." So begins William Law's Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Originally published in 1729, Law's book stands as a powerful challenge to Christians. Law teaches that if God is "our greatest good," then the wisest way to live is to please God through a life of worship, adoration, and devotion. Since many fail to live this way, Law diagnoses why and suggests certain concrete practices as ...
  
  











  



  
The Classics Made Simple: An Introduction to the Devout Life

TAN Books, 2011

We are proud to introduce The TAN Classics Made Simple - a brand-new companion series to our bestselling TAN Classics collection. TAN Classics Made Simple booklets are designed to give you an orientation course before you embark on an exploration of the great works of Catholic literature found in our best selling TAN Classics line. Each full-color booklet covers the highlights of TAN Classics in 36 easy-to-read pages. Designed to provide you ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis of Sales

Cosimo Classics, 2007

In Introduction to the Devout Life, 17th-century French clergyman Francis de Sales addresses himself to the mass of Christians who do not believe it possible that they could live a devout life while also struggling to make their way in the world. He contends that devotion is not a state necessarily relegated to monks in cloisters, but can be a quality of life to which everyone can aspire. Accordingly, the book is arranged as a self-help guide to ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
William Law

Dover Publications, 2013

This examination of the Christian life constitutes one of the most remarkable books of devotion ever written. William Law's book dates from 1728, a decade before England's great evangelical revival, during which it exercised a significant influence on the movement's leaders. A Serious Call has been praised by readers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Edward Gibbon, and John Wesley. "If Mr. Law finds a spark of piety in a reader's mind, he will soon ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction To The Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Harper - Row, 1950
  
  











  








   



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