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Overview We found this lost classic among the cherished works that French Catholics risked everything to save when the Church was under attack - in the frenzied days of the French Revolution and its aftermath. Written by Fr. Jean Nicolas Grou, The Spiritual Life might seem on the face of it an odd choice for the embattled Catholics of France to preserve. After all, it only gives a few small hints here and there of the great crisis that was engulfing France. Yet preserve it they did. A closer look at its contents reveals why: it's a tough, uncompromising handbook to help you deal with all the obligations and problems of the spiritual life. As such, it teaches you what you need to know and to do when the comforts and supports of life have been swept away. Indeed, Fr. Grou reminds you right at the beginning that salvation is only won at a great price. He wrote this book for those who are willing to pay that price themselves. His focus is firmly on Christ, whom he maintains should be the model for your own spiritual life - not just in theory, but in the hard fact of sacrifice and love so great as to pierce your heart. Our times are not so far removed from the Godless irrationality that swept across France in Fr. Grou's day. That's why, in our own tumultuous age, The Spiritual Life is so desperately needed. It's the one guide that offers you real help to navigate the treacherous spiritual waters of today's world, and through it all, to keep the Faith.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2002
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832466 ISBN13 9781928832461
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More About Jean Nicolas Grou
Grou was a French priest who wrote a number of books to confirm Christians in their faith and teach them the characteristics of true devotion to God.
Jean Nicolas Grou was born in 1731 and died in 1803.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Spiritual Life: A Comprehensive Manual for Catholics Seeking Salvation?
Good- but is compiled of exerpts from manual for interior souls Jan 5, 2008
This book is good but I didn't realize that it was created by taking certain chapters from Manual for Interior Souls by the same author. My husband has Manual for Interior Souls and I got him this for his birthday thinking it would be something new from an author he loves. He still likes it because it makes the authors ideas easier to comprehend because "Manual" is quite deep.
A Closer Walk With God. Nov 21, 2005
To understand yourself and God and the relationship between you and God is a question everybody is seeking to answer. This is one of the best books I have read that uses reason and blunt honesty to bring you to a deeper understanding of the question and the answer. If you are seeking to better understand the why, the what, the how of salvation this is a must read,it can only enhance your knowledge and understanding of the spiritual life.