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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Tan Classics)
St. Francis de Sales
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 ...
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
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 ...
Introduction to the Devout Life - Enhanced Version
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 2009
Do I need to go into full-time ministry to live a truly Christian life? Am I really a Christian if I'm not out preaching the gospel in dangerous places where people have never heard of Christ? Can secular work benefit the kingdom of God? All Christians struggle to discern God's call on their life, but God does call all to live a Christ-centered life. Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis of Sales attempts to help Christians discern what ...
The Complete Works of WILLIAM LAW (17-in-1)
** 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 Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover Thrift Editions)
Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since first appearing in 1899, it has become a classic of social theory that has contributed to the modernization of economic policy.
The Imitation of Christ (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
Thomas a Kempis
Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ . This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths. No book has more explicitly ...
The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public ...
Russ Alan Prince
Karen Maru File
Available for the first time in paperback, Seven Faces of Philanthropy introduces to you the Seven Faces approach—a powerful tool that enables development professionals to maximize their effectiveness when approaching major donors for gifts. The authors identify and profile seven types of major donors and offer you detailed strategies on how to approach them. Both novice and expert fundraisers will find this framework a valuable supplement ...
The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)
Thomas à Kempis
This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics — as well as mystics and historians of religious thought — have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Chris t discusses liberation from worldly ...
Introduction to the Devout Life
Francis De Sales
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 ...
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World's Classics)
Oxford University Press
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 ...
Living Through The Storms: Job's Story
W Dean Witten
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Living through the Storm is about the struggle with suffering and God. It is an engine for questions devout people ask, especially when living through the storms of life. This book of reflections will focus on questions real, common, down-to-earth, devout people ask today. These questions are not new. They are the same type questions biblical Job asked long before Christ was born. These questions are still earth-shattering in the 21st Century. ...
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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.
Treatise on the Love of God, 3rd Edition & Introduction to the Devout Life (Two Books With Active Table of ...
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 ...
William Law: His Greatest Works
William Law (1686-1761) was an influential English Cleric and Theological Writer. He is probably most famous for his work, "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life." The "Serious Call" has been very influential upon generations of Christians as they have made their journey through life. C. S. Lewis once quoted the "Serious Call" when he wrote that the reason why most of us do not live as devout or as holy as we should, is because we do not ...
Imitation of Christ: A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers
Ave Maria Press
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 Works of William Law: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, The Grounds and Reasons of Christian ...
This collection contains the following books: A Demonstration of the Gross and Fundamental Errors Of a late book, called A Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life An Appeal To all that Doubt, or Disbelieve The Truths of the Gospel, Whether They be Deists, Arians, Socinians, Or Nominal Christians An Humble, Affectionate, and Earnest Address to the Clergy The Grounds ...
The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics)
Thomas a Kempis
One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, The Imitation of Christ is a passionate celebration of God and His love, mercy and holiness, which has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for over five hundred years. With great personal conviction, Thomas a Kempis (1380 1471) demonstrates the individual's reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life without faith. Thomas spent some seventy ...
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas A Kempis
Catholic Way Publishing
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis: Publisher: Kindle E-Book Edition: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-038-8 The Imitation of Christ is a cherished treasure of the Christian world and is the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life. The text is divided ...
Authentic Devotion: A Modern Interpretation of Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales
Francis De Sales
Centuries ago, Francis de Sales–bishop of Geneva during the lifetime of many first generation Protestant Calvinists–wrote about the importance of having a spiritual director. Yet he later told his biographer such a person “would be difficult to find,” suggesting that in these circumstances, “We can look for guidance among the books of authors who are no longer living. Devotional books are our best Directors.” Today, de Sales serves ...
Introduction to the Devout Life, 400th Anniversary Edition
Francisco De Sales
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 ...
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