Synopses & Reviews
This book will restore your sense of how great it is to be virtuous! It begins by discussing what virtue is and then considers the key virtues that will make you a truly noble soul, including truthfulness, patience, justice, reverence, loyalty, courage, kindness, courtesy, gratitude, unselfishness, and more. This is an essential manual for all who want to master virtue.
Christians must cultivate virtue and keep the commandments so that they please God in what they do -- as well as what they don't do. In this book, Msgr. Guardini takes readers from a consideration of virtue in itself to a discussion of each of the key virtues that will make them holy and lead them to God.
There's more to goodness than keeping the Commandments: you've got to cultivate virtue, too, so that you please God in what you do -- not merely in what you don't do. In these pages, you'll learn countless ways to grow in such virtue.
The wise Msgr. Romano Guardini, a German priest hailed by Pope Benedict XVI as "a great figure" who "aspired to the truth of God and to the truth of man," leads you from a consideration of virtue in itself to a discussion of each of the key virtues that will make you holy and lead you to God.
Here you'll learn how to begin practicing the virtues and make them part of your daily routine. You'll also learn about:
- Envy, the hidden sin, even in the spiritually mature: how to fight it
- Courtesy: how good manners are spiritually vital to souls
- "What is truth?" The surprising answer to Pilate's question will transform you
- Patience: it's the prerequisite for all moral growth, and o
Christians struggling to break free from legalism and experience a deeper, more rewarding relationship with God; sincere Christians who are trying to become more virtuous in their daily lives; priests looking for sound catechetical and homiletic material.