Item description for Spiritual Combat: How to Win Your Spiritual Battles and Attain Inner Peace by Lorenzo Scupoli & Scupoli Lorenzo...
Overview This spiritual classic by a 16th-century Venetian priest has profoundly affected both Western and Eastern Christianity. A favorite of Francis de Sales, it was also edited and translated by both Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and Theophan the Recluse. Presents the battle between God and the devil for the human soul.
Publishers Description Its wisdom formed his soul; it inspired him to a life of the deepest devotion, and ultimately it helped him become one of the Church's greatest saints. Now this book can do the same thing for you.It's no longer fashionable to speak of the Christian life as a battle, but there's actually no better way to describe the tug-of-war for your soul that's raging right now between the forces of light and darkness.Here, Dom Lorenzo Scupoli helps you take your proper part in this spiritual battle so that you can win -- decisively -- the war for your soul.This book has been loved by saints and sinners alike ever since it was written four hundred years ago. Why? Because it offers sensible advice to help you overcome spiritual obstacles and achieve spiritual perfection.Not only what, but how Best of all, Spiritual Combat doesn't just tell you what you ought to be doing in order to live a truly Christian life -- it also shows you how to do it. These directions include: -- Seven reflections to help you be sorry for sinning -- Twelve ways to think about death -- they'll help you live better today -- Prayer: seven ways to achieve its full benefits -- What to do when prayer is dry and burdensome . . . or simply impossibleWith wise spiritual guidance like this and much more, you'll soon be winning all your spiritual battles -- battles that most people concede without a fight
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832504 ISBN13 9781928832508
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More About Lorenzo Scupoli & Scupoli Lorenzo
Lorenzo Scupoli (c.1530-1610) was born in Otranto, Italy. He was admitted to the religious order of the Theatine Regular Clerks of St. Cajetan in 1571, and by his desire was called Lorenzo of Otranto. He later went to Milan, under the provost St. Andrew Avellino. After many years of active duties he retired into strict seclusion and wrote The Spiritual Combat.
Lorenzo Scupoli was born in 1530 and died in 1610.
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A Detailed Battleplan to Fight Your Life's Demons Apr 20, 2006
This book is an extremely valuable resource in growing in the spiritual life. Everyone has their own obstacles that prevent them from growing closer to God. Dom Scupoli aids the reader in a step-by-step fashion on how to destroy those obstacles and temptations that come in life. He has us better know ourselves, while keeping the focus on God, that we may fight the good fight. Written in an easy-to-read format, anyone can win their spiritual battles with the help of this book. St. Francis de Sales read this book, and even carried it in his pocket for 18 years! A definite recommend!