Introduction to the Devout Life
By: St. Francis de Sales; translated by John K. Ryan
This book has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone, from the poorest peasants to the ladies of the court. The desire to be closer to God that he found in all people led him to compile these instructions on how to live a life devoted to Christ. For Christians in every walk of life and for every age, the book’s compassionate message provides a unique handbook of spiritual reflection.
One of the great religious masterpieces of all time — a spiritual guide for everyone seeking to live a truly Christian life, revised and updated for the modern reader.
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