Item description for Finding God's Will for You by St Francis de Sales, St Francis De Sales & Francis...
Discover the particular plan God has for your life. Learn what God's will is and how He reveals it in even the seemingly random events of your life. You'll see why you should love and trust in God's will, and you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 11, 2005
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 0918477832 ISBN13 9780918477835
Availability 0 units.
More About St Francis de Sales, St Francis De Sales & Francis
A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific writings on spirituality led to his nomination as the patron saint of authors and journalists.
St Francis de Sales was born in 1567 and died in 1622.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding God's Will for You?
Speaks directly to the dilemmas faced by modern men and women Feb 5, 2007
This book is a wonderful guide for anyone asking, Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?
Although the text is from the 17th century, there is nothing "medieval" about it. The prose is modern and every accessible, and the ideas and advice are more apropos today than ever.
I would not change anything in my life without first meditating on the counsel St. Frances provides here.
Needs To Be Read Slowly and Re-read to Get the Most Out of This! Jun 30, 2006
Although the author doesn't out and out tell you what God's will is for you, he does a good job here in telling you what it's not as well as how to discover it yourself through contemplation and meditation on scripture.
At 147 pages, this is not really a light read so make sure you read this in a quiet place and at a slow pace; otherwise, you may feel a little lost and the ideas at the beginning are linked and take time to develop and once you lose the train of thought, it gets difficult to find it again. But if you take the effort to do so and to re-read it if necessary, you will find this book to be a great encouragement and an affirmation that God does have your well-being at heart and will help you discern His will, which ultimately leads to what brings the greatest joy and satisfaction, if you but learn to listen to His promptings.
St. Francis de Sales gives some very convincing and helpful suggestions here on how to do just that.
Great spiritual and psychological insight Feb 12, 2002
I love reading this saint's works because of his practical and insightful writings. He seems to be able to shine a light on psychological motivations, rationalizations and defenses, and to carefully examine them in the rays of truth. Sometimes it feels like he's almost ruthlessly piecing through and blowing all my cover. One of his passages seems to particuarly address the problems of modern men and women:
The enemy often tries to make us attempt and start many projects so that we will be overwhelmed with too many tasks, and therefore, achieve nothing and leave everything unfinished. Simetimes he even suggests the wish to undertake some excellent work that he forsees we will never accomplish. This is to distract us from the prosecution of some less excellent work that we would have easily completed. He does not care how many...beginnings we make, provided nothing is finished...But with Christians, it is not so much the beginning as the end that counts.
He gives a mini-medieval version of a time management class, with Christ at the center. Much of his work is very practical, and makes you look at yourself very carefully. A book that deserves a thoughtful and slow read.