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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness [Paperback]

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Item description for Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness by Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, Claude De La Colombiere & John Baptiste Saint-Jure...

In His infinite love for us, Our Lord wills the salvation of every man, and in His infinite wisdom, nothing happens to us which is not of use to us for our salvation. Uniting our will to His is the surest mean of salvation.

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Trustful surrender is an essential spiritual discipline we can all practice. A small, but brilliant book

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Studio: Saint Benedict Press W/Tan Books and Publishe
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6" Width: 4" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1984
Publisher   Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN  0895552167  
ISBN13  9780895552167  

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More About Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, Claude De La Colombiere & John Baptiste Saint-Jure

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence: The Secret of Peace and Happiness was written by Father Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, S.J., and St. Claude de la Colombiere, S.J. This particular volume was culled from Father Saint-Jure's great work entitled The Knowledge and Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to which was added a further extract from St. de la Colombiere's writings. It was originally published in 1961 by Alba House and subsequently reissued by St. Raphael Editions in 1978, 1980, and (in cooperation with TAN) 1983. It received the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur upon release.

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Trustful Surrender  Apr 23, 2007
I have seen on other reveiws a criticism of this book. The criticism is basically a refusal to accept that everything that happens in our lives is indirectly or directly willed by God. This is a hard truth, but one whose acceptance brings much peace. I think is a great book especially for someone who is struggling to practice patience(or really any other virtue). After reading this book I realized that patience is really submission to God's will for us in the present moment. Once we can accept that even difficult situations and/or people are a gift from God, an opportunity to practice virtue and show Jesus how much we love Him, we can grow spiritually. The physical size of this book is also a plus, as it easily fits in purses etc.
Flawed theology  Jan 21, 2006
1. The premise of this book is that God controls directly every occurrence that happens in the world. In other words, God micromanages everything and is directly responsible for everything. Therefore we should receive everything as coming to us through the loving hands of God.
2. In my opinion, this is not a biblical theology and it contradicts the Catholic Catechism.
3. It doesn't take into account moral evil that comes from the free will of men and angels. "God wants all men to be saved", but that doesn't happen. We can frustrate God's will and choose Hell. We can and frequently choose to do evil. Things happen as a result of our free will that God doesn't plan and God doesn't want to happen. If I rape and brutally murder a young child, that was not God's plan and He didn't cause it, send it or want it to happen. He weeps as deeply over that child as does the child's mother.
4. Jesus is the word of God made flesh. The word of God reveals the will of God. Jesus is the will of God personified. Jesus is perfect theology. Jesus healed ALL who came to him and if God the Father sends us sickness as the authors contend, then there would be confusion in the Godhead. There is no confusion in the Godhead so the authors premise must be in error. God doesn't send us sickness. If sickness came from God why would we ever pray for healing or go to the doctor.
6. The bible and the Catechism describe the earth we live in as a war zone, a battle field. The Catechism in paragraph 409 says: "The whole world is in the power of the evil one which makes man's life a battle." The Bible calls the devil the "ruler of this world" that "we are to put on the full armor of God" in this battle. We are "to fight the good fight", "resist the devil and he will flee" and many more verses describing the war we are in. Jesus cast out demons and healing resulted and told us to do the same. We must be aggressive and fight the good fight against evil as Jesus did. Jesus saw sickness as an evil.
7. If Christians accept that "everything that comes to us is the will of God for us" as the authors describe, then we are going to have a lot of very passive Christians roaming about getting the spit kicked out of them by the devil and his gang.


In my opinion this book is seriously flawed and can be cause of people blaming God for catastrophes that happen in their lives. At the very time that they need God, they will blame God, get angry at God and turn from him, sometimes forever.
Won't Help if you Have a Toothache  Sep 18, 2005
Sorry, but seeing everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, as God's purposeful will and surrendering to it just doesn't do it for me. When, the good Brother doesn't explain, do you revolt and try to change things and make them better? I'd pass on this one.
Best Book on the Market!!!  Jun 29, 2002
There is such a wealth of knowledge in this little book and if people were to find out how much was contained therein, it would sell for a million dollars a copy. Unfortunately the world has little interest in this kind of outlook and spirituality. Reading it has changed my life and lives of many others. ... So the original...Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence and you will have the best one to read and meditate on. Have a good day and God bless!
Simple concept - profound results  Nov 12, 2001
I have to confess I was resistant to reading Trustful Surrender. I am a yoga meditation teacher and I did not want to read another book on Catholic doctrine. (I love the Catholic mystics however). This book was a pleasant and powerful surprise and it had a surprising influence on me. The basic concept is so simple - trustful surrender as an attitude towards ones life. It seems so simple .....till you try it. I discovered how willful and controling I am...and how this willful attitude caused me tension and suffering.

Whether or not your are a Christian, if you can read this with an open mind the concepts presented are revolutionary. The Yoga Sutras, (the yoga version of the Bible) goes on for 190 + terse sentences about all the different yoga practices that will lead to enlightenment and an understanding of oneself....but then in one sentence it says...... All of this can also be accomplished by surrender to God.

Give the book a try. Its well worth (dollar amount).


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