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The Art of Loving God: Simple Virtues for the Christian Life [Paperback]

By St Francis de Sales (Author), Francis (Author) & St Francis De Sales (Author)
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Simple secrets of holiness that the saints themselves use

revealed by a saint

There are as many paths to holiness as there are saints in Heaven . . . but you can't follow them all. Yet there's one thing every saint practices that you can imitate: the simple art of loving God, which the beloved St. Francis de Sales explains for you here.

Under his wise and gentle guidance, you'll discover the secrets to growing holier through the simple things in life -- work, play, and rest. You'll learn to avoid the distractions (even religious distractions) that trouble and weary your soul . . . and you'll soon be able to focus your energy simply on loving God.

Listen to the holy words of this saint; take them to heart; make them a part of your life. Soon you'll be well on your way, following that path to Heaven that God, from all eternity, has given you as your very own.

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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2004
Publisher   Sophia Institute Press
ISBN  0918477433  
ISBN13  9780918477439  

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More About St Francis de Sales, Francis & St Francis De Sales

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! St. Francis de Sales was born in 1567 to Francois and Francoise de Boisy in what is currently Haute-Savoie, France. His father sent him to a good school when he was young, and he received spiritual formation from the Jesuits. After a disturbing spiritual fear of being condemned, he eventually resolved his problem and decided to dedicate his life to God in 1587. He became a doctor of law at the age of 24 at the Jesuit College of Clermont, Paris, and was ordained a priest by Bishop Claude de Granier and stationed in Geneva in 1593. He became bishop of Geneva in 1602.
Francis de Sales is the author of various collections of sermons on Mary, Lent, prayer and Christmastide, as well as a work entitled Set Your Heart Free, edited by John Kirvan. He was known as a spiritually understanding man as well as a friend of the poor. Though known for his great intellect and theological wisdom, he spoke with simplicity and earnestness, so that all could understand. An Introduction to the Devout Life , his best-loved work, is based on notes he wrote for a cousin for marriage, stressing that sanctity is possible in everyday life. He died in 1622 on December 28, and was canonized by Pope Alexander VII in 1665. His feast is celebrated on January 24.

St Francis de Sales was born in 1567 and died in 1622.

St Francis de Sales has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Simple Virtues for the Christian Life
  2. Tan Classics

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Great !!!  Jul 8, 2006
This book is an revised edition of Walking With God.

From the back of the book we are told "We often hear and read about the Christian Way of Life. For some people this is a vague and intangible expression. In reality, it means precisely a life of common interest with God; a life in which this love of God dominates all our thoughts, words and actions. The Greater the love, the more Christian the life.
Whatever we eat, drink, say, write or do, it should come from our soul living I conscious union and silent conversation with God. It is this union with God that colors our whole life and makes it Christian."

Kilian who has taught theology and philosophy, a voting member of the Second Vatican Council, and a Carmelite priest uses his vast experience to bear on this topic of conversing with God. Much like Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God it will help one learn how to experience God in all the details of life.

Then it has a collection of Aspiration prayers that have been used down through the ages.

This book is about going deeper than the Jesus Prayer it is about it is about deep intimacy and communion with God. It is a guide in how to grow in your friendship with God.

At under 130 pages it is a treasure that will lead you to a deeper life with God.
What a beautiful book!  Oct 13, 2005
Since Brother Lawrence is my all-time favorite spiritual author, I could not wait to read this book. It is not so simple as Brother Lawrence, but it abounds with suggestions for walking with God (the original title of the book). Fr. Healy reminds us that God never asks more of us than we can give, and that love, not obligation and never fear, is the motor of the Christian life. Walk with God and live!

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