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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, 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 (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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (Pure Gold Classic) includes CD (Pure Gold Classics) (Pure Gold ...
William Law

Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2008

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law proclaims that God does not merely forgive our disobedience, He calls us to obedience and to a life completely centered in Him. Law exposes pious hypocrisy and the corruption of the Church. His writing is fresh and sharp, as he vividly illustrates the holy Christian life as one lived totally for God. Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God. He, therefore, is the devout ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Very Best of Richard Dawkins: Quotes from a Devout Atheist
Gordon Fisher

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Richard Dawkins is arguably the best known atheist in the world. Although professionally a respected Evolutionary Biologist, his outspoken views against religion have made him one of the most controversial characters alive today. Dawkins is never short of interesting and intellectual things to say. This book collates some of his most interesting and thought-provoking quotes on a variety of subjects.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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, Light ...
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, 2012

William Law was an English cleric and theological writer. Law was born in Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire and entered Emmanuel College at Cambridge as a sizar. Law was ordained in 1711 and taught at Cambridge for many years. In 1727 Law lived with Edward Gibbon at Putney and served as the spiritual leader of his entire family. During his ten year stay at the Gibbon’s residence, Law also served as the religious guide for John and Charles ...
  
  











  



  
Authentic Devotion: A Modern Interpretation of Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales
Francis De Sales

Shaw Books, 2002

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 ...
  
  











  








   



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