Finding Gods Will for You
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
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If your life seems to make no sense, or if you don't know which path to take, St. Francis de Sales will console and inform you. In this warm little book, he explains to you what God's will is and how He reveals it yes, even to you, and even in the seemingly random events of your life.
No matter what you're going through now (or may have gone through), you'll see why you should love and trust in God's will and long for its fulfillment. Best of all, you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation today!
As you begin to discern God's loving hand even in seemingly chaotic events, St. Francis de Sales will lead your mind and your heart to the still waters of God's gentle consolation.
From St. Francis de Sales you'll learn:
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.
I gave this book as a gift to my wife. I'd strongly recommend it to every young person trying to live a holy life.
The lesser known of St. Francis's books, Finding God's Will For You serves as an instructive discussion on how to navigate through life according to God's will. St. Francis de Sales is the patron saint of writers and after reading his book, it's easy to see why. It's amazing to see how he can take a profound concept, and simplify it through metaphor and other means. Furthermore St. Francis knows how to nurture your intellectual progress, initially spoon-feeding you the most basic notions until you are ready to handle some of his more advanced contemplations.
Many times a book will contain profound wisdom but be tedious to read. This is not one of those books. St. Francis will get you to think deeply about your life choices, particularly on the opportunities you have to conform your will to God's. Regardless of what God has in store for you on earth, it's His Will for you to be with Him in heaven. And that's all that matters.