Item description for The Art of Loving God: Simple Virtues for the Christian Life by St Francis de Sales, Francis & St Francis De Sales...
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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.13" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
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
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.
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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!