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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 ...
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 ...
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 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 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 Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World's Classics)
Oxford University Press, USA
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 ...
Best Works of St. Francis De Sales
Minerva Classics, 2013
“Best Works of St. Francis De Sales” Contains: • An aesthetic cover page. • A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles. • Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters. • Nicely organized chapters and text. Author’s works include: • INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE • TREATISE ON THE LOVE OF GOD
Introduction to the Devout Life
Start Publishing LLC, 2013
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 how ...
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 to be ...
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 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 to ...
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
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 ...
A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations
Benedict J. Groeschel
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, ...
Introduction to the Devout Life, 400th Anniversary Edition
Francis 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 ...
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.
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 ...
Thank You, St. Jude: Women`s Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes
Robert A. Orsi
Yale University Press
St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless causes, is the most popular saint of the American Catholic laity, particularly among women. This fascinating book describes how the cult of St. Jude originated in 1929, traces the rise in Jude's popularity over the next decades, and investigates the circumstances that led so many Catholic women to feel hopeless and to turn to St. Jude for help. Robert A. Orsi tells us that the women who were drawn to St. Jude - ...
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 ...
Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness
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, ...
The Imitation Of Christ
Thomas a Kempis
Simon & Brown
The Imitation Of Christ By Thomas a Kempis
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