Abandonment to Divine Providence
Publication Date: 1993-04-01
This uplifting work helps cultivate personal surrender as an essential part of faith's development process and gently reminds us that a ‘spirituality of fear and trembling’ is not the only way from modern preoccupations with self-absorption. This indispensable guide acts as an effective aid for our journey towards inner transformation as it illuminates ways in which we can remain attentive to life’s sublime mysteries.
Abandonment to Divine Providence encourages us all to connect more easily with our divine source through calm acceptance, humble simplicity and heartfelt joy. An inspiring read for all who earnestly desire God’s grace and for whom the deepest sense of utter catharsis lies in absolute surrender.
Jean Pierre de Caussade (7 March 1675 - 8 December 1751) was a French Jesuit priest and writer known for the work ascribed to him, Abandonment to Divine Providence, and his work with Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, France.
This is an essential spiritual classic that fits alongside Imitation of Christ, True Devotion to Mary, and Introduction to the Devout Life. The point of the book is quite simple: every single moment in your life has been foreordained by God to guide you on the path to salvation, so therefore we should humbly accept our daily crosses and burdens. I now use it as part of my repertoire for the spiritual life. Whenever I am moanin' and groanin' (which I do on a daily basis), I try to take a step back, and remember Caussade's words that God has purposefully put these crosses here for my own good. And He knows better than I do of what is good for me. This book will start you on a quest to be at peace with all of the good and bad in your life. In this way you unite yourself with God, which is the only path to achieve true happiness.