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An Introduction to the Devout Life

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Pages: 353
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An Introduction to the Devout Life is a book to help guide you on your journey towards being a better version of yourself. Written with a pencil in hand, this book is one to read and re-read again and again, as it goes to the heart of becoming good. Throughout 10 brief meditations in Part I, An Introduction to the Devout Life will help orient you toward God and make profound impressions that spark within you the motivation of entering upon the devout life - leading ultimately to God and eventually Heaven. So, if you are looking for a truly helpful guide that allows you to better understand sin and even the inclinations towards sin, then An Introduction to the Devout Life is just what you have been searching for!

St. Francis de Sales:

St. Francis de Sales is a doctor of the Roman Catholic Church, who was active in the struggle against Calvinism and co-founded the order of Visitation Nuns. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God. In addition to his spiritual works, his writings include controversies against Calvinists, letters, sermons, and documents on diocesan administration.

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A classic everyone needs on their shelf

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A classic that every Catholic should have!

Rashad Foux
An introduction to the Devout Life

A must have for any Catholic library!

Philip Gonzalez
Obviously on of the best book's besides the Bible that you could own.

This book does nothing less than make us strip away all self presumption. None of us deserves Heaven but through the Grace of God we unworthy servants can attain to Sainthood.

De Sales on Bees

This book puts the bee in beautiful and is a wonderful introduction to the Christian life. Nature lovers in particular will appreciate the way De Sales uses natural imagery to explain the nuances of the spiritual life!

a spiritual classic

St. Francis de Sales provides a wonderful guide for all newcomers to the spiritual life. His use of metaphor to explain concepts is top tier. I highly enjoyed the book and intend to refer back to it in the future.

Great to be read in bits and pieces

I have not read this from cover to cover. However, this was my main spiritual reading for about a year. What I would do is look in the index and go to chapters that dealt with whatever I was going through. His counsel on dealing with anxiety I remember to have been especially good.

So, in short, even if you don't want to read it all, this is a great one to keep on your shelf. You never know when you might need sound advice on a specific topic.