Item description for The Seeking Heart (Library Of Spiritual Classics #4) by Fenelon...
Overview The name Fenelon has stood for spiritual depth and insight for 300 years. Seeking Christians throughout the years have turned again and again to his writings for guidance and help in their quest for a deeper walk with Christ.
Here are his works and letters for those who have a seeking heart.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher SEEDSOWERS #611
Series Library Of Spiritual Classics
Series Number 4
ISBN 0940232499 ISBN13 9780940232495
Availability 302 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 03:52.
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More About Fenelon
Fenelon was born in 1651 and died in 1715.
Fenelon has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Seeking Heart?
This book is priceless May 17, 2006
The "Seeking Heart" is a compilation of letters written in such a personable matter (not to mention great spiritual wisdom) that it feels as if Fenelon is speaking directly to you. I can't think of one letter that I did not derive some benefit from. I feel, when I read his words, as if I'm breathing in the morning air or wading in the ocean; When I take them in I feel satisfied.
A Stunning Classic Feb 17, 2006
When I sat down and opened this book, I felt the writer was talking to me. He speaks in short letters to someone too active in their thinking and analyzing. To another who is ill. Another who is easily distracted. One who is suffering. The mild encouragements and insights are simply the best I've ever seen in what I would call "classic" Christian works. This includes such heavyweights as Cloud of Unknowing, Practice of the Presence of God, and more.
The message about God can be a complex system of beliefs and thoughts, but it can also be simple, direct and powerful. Learning to give one's self up to God -- step by step, bit by bit -- is at the heart of this wonderful book. I simply cannot recommend this any more strongly or deeply.
I wish the publisher would have taken time to explain a bit more about Fenelon and, more to the point, about the works. Are they strict translations? Contemporary reworkings "in the spirit of" Fenelon?
Anyway, get it. Keep the book handy and reach for it thorughout the day and read a line here and there, if you choose. It'll make a huge difference as you walk the Path.
Be Careful! This book may change your life! Jun 28, 2004
I was moved to tears when I read this extraordinary little volume. I have loved Fenelon ever since and I'm Protestant, not Catholic! His love for Christ smashes to bits any and all barriers between Protestant & Catholic beliefs.
God Centered! Mar 6, 2004
All of my Protestant brothers and sisters, relax!!! This is just about the most God centered book that I have ever read (apart from Brother Lawerence and Michael Molinos). I don't know all the ins and outs of this brothers Theology, but I do know that what he says in this book is solid. I love this book, and I am a staunch Calvinist! We Christians need a book like this just as much as we need Calvin's Institutes or Luther's Bondage Of The Will. Do you believe that we must be dead to self and completely given over to the will of God through Christ our Lord? If your answer is a resounding yes, then this book is for you. If not, move on quickly to something watered down I guess-though I would heartily exhort against it. Just being playful! God bless you in your reading and by God's grace, applying of this book.
A True Treasure of a Book Sep 5, 2003
I have many wonderful and treasured volumes in my home, and were I to be forced to give up all but two, I would choose this book to be the sole companion to my Bible. This man, who died nearly 300 years ago, seems to have truly grasped who God is, and perhaps more importantly, who He isn't. Comprised of a collection of short letters sent to various individuals for spiritual encouragement, counsel, and sometimes reproof, these pages will help readers with a seeking heart to let go of their misconceptions about God, and about what He expects of us. In other words, through these pages many will learn that God is not nearly so concerned with some things that we thought were quite critical, and at the same time, considerably more concerned about other things that perhaps we have given too little attention to. The bottom line is that it sounds a clarion call that will stir your soul to truly let God take full control of your life for His glory... a call that you will never be able to get away from.
By the way, while Fenelon was a Catholic, I am a fundamentalist Protestant and I can assure you that you will find that this difference does not get in the way at all, as it might with other writers. I have never heard anything but praise for this book from others of my faith who I have shared this book with.