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Overview Drawing upon the teaching of seven "Spiritual Doctors" of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.
Publishers Description Ralph Martin, drawing upon the teaching of seven acknowledged ?Spiritual Doctors? of the Church, presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord. Whether the reader is beginning the spiritual journey or has been traveling the road for many years, he will find a treasure of wisdom in The Fulfillment of All Desire. It is destined to be a modern classic on the spiritual life. Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., founder of Friars of the Renewal and author of many books on the spiritual life, including Spiritual Passages and The Journey to God praised this latest book from Ralph Martin: ?This is a book to keep at your place of prayer for years to come. Ralph Martin has given us the fruit of years of study of the spiritual life in the great Catholic tradition. It is a treasure chest of quotations of the greatest writers on the journey to God. Careful reading and rereading will be a source of powerful inspiration for all those on the spiritual journey.?
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Studio: Emmaus Road Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.65" Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN 1931018383 ISBN13 9781931018388
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More About Ralph Martin
Ralph Martin has an academic affiliation as follows - Ohio University University College, Cardiff University College, Cardif.
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An exhaustive and comprehensive guide to abandonment to the Holy Trinity Oct 12, 2009
Author Ralph Martin is a spiritually led professor of theology with a practical knowledge of the power of God gleaned from his work in church renewal around the world. As a student of doctors (Bernard, Augustine, Teresa, Therese, Francis de Sales and John of the Cross) of the Church Ralph captures the 'secrets' to spiritual union with God and powerfully draws us into God's love as the book leads us from spiritual awakening to union with God. The power of Therese's "Little Way", the wisdom of Bernard of Clairvaux is woven together with teachings of the other four doctors and integrated with a huge collection of sacred scripture to yield a tool for practical spiritual growth. Professor Martin takes the difficult material of John of the Cross and his contemporary Teresa of Avila and walks the reader along the ascent of spiritual heights. This book makes sense of the 'dark night' and the blessedness of enduring trials for love of God. I have personally used the writings of Therese, Thomas a Kempis' "Imitation of Christ", Jean-Pierre de Caussade's "Abandonment to Divine Providence" and sacred scriptures for years. "The Fulfillment of all Desire" IN ONE VOLUME gives the student of prayer and spiritual life a life-long companion alongside the word of God.
Religious Aug 26, 2009
I have not finished this book. I am reading it for a book club in our Parish and we will review the book and share comments. I am really quite taken with the authors handling of the subject manner.
The Fulfillment of All Desire Jul 12, 2009
I am about 1/4 of the way through this book (it is a big book and so rich that I am reading very slowly in order to absorb it all), but I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for guidance along the spiritual journey. Ralph Martin's interpretation of the wisdom and experiences of the major saints along their own spiritual journies is very enlightening and really speaks to the heart. It is so encouraging to realize that the great saints stuggled just as us "ordinary" people do and by the grace of God still prevailed just as each of us can and are called to do. Take the time to read this book - it's well worth it!
Headed for Holiness? This is the book for you. May 9, 2009
This book will change your view of how to live your life for Holiness! What better way is there to learn how to live a life of Holiness then from the Doctors of the Church? The author does a great job prefacing and summarizing the Doctors teaching whie also using passage after passage from the Saints' writings. A must read for any person wanting to grow in Holiness!
A book that has changed my life Nov 21, 2008
I am on my second reading of this book and it has continued to have a great influence on my spiritual life. Perhaps the greatest benefit is that it has intensifed my desire for union with God. The second benefit is the consolation I have received in knowing that the suffering that God has allowed me to bear is being used by Him to purify my heart and bring me closer to Him. Both of these are of inestimable value. As many have said, this book is a synthesis of the key messages of several Doctors of the Church, all noted for their great wisdom in teaching about the pathway to God. Mr. Martin's contribution is in organizing the key messages of these saints into a very readable format to illucidate the path from initial conversion to ultimate union with God. This book has fueled an interest to learn more about these great saints through their writings. There is also an excellent lecture series on CD on each of these saints at Renewal Ministries, www.renewalministries.net