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Authentic Devotion: Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales: A Modern Interpretation

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Centuries ago, Francis de Sales-bishop of Geneva during the lifetime of many first generation Protestant Calvinists-wrote about the importance of having a spiritual director. Yet he later told his biographer such a person “would be difficult to find,” suggesting that in these circumstances, “We can look for guidance among the books of authors who are no longer living. Devotional books are our best Directors.”

Today, de Sales serves as such a spiritual director to countless modern day believers, and his Introduction to the Devout Life is recognized as one of the truly great works of devotional literature. Originally written as a series of letters of religious guidance, this enduring book is filled with thoughtful spiritual illustrations and radiates with a warm humanity that touches people of all religious backgrounds.

A classic masterpiece of spiritual writing, de Sales book is acknowledged to be among the top handful of guides to Christian living. No matter where readers are in their spiritual development-whether they are beginners or skilled theologians-this modern interpretation, an “honest paraphrase” of de Sales work, will gently guide them down the clearest path imaginable into a deeper and more authentic religious life.

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This modern-day interpretation of "Introduction to the Devout Life" by Francis de Sales can gently guide readers down the clearest path imaginable into a deeper and more authentic religious life.

About the Author

Bernard Bangley is a recently retired Presbyterian minister who has written for many years. His previous books include Growing in His Image, Spiritual Treasure, Near to the Heart of God, and Talks on the Song of Songs. Educated at Hampden-Sydney College and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, he has held pastorates from the Appalachian Mountains to Sarasota, Florida. He now lives in Lexington, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877880004
Editor:
Bangley, Bernard
Publisher:
Shaw Books
Editor:
Bangley, Bernard
Author:
de Sales, Francis
Author:
Sales, Francis de
Author:
Bangley, Bernard
Location:
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Subject:
Meditations
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - Discipleship
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Francis
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
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Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
246
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.22x5.44x.41 in. .37 lbs.

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