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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Scroll Publishing Co. (February 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0924722215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0924722219
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Although descended from a long line of French nobility, Francois Fenelon devoted his life to Christ and the church. In 1689, he was appointed as the tutor of the seven-year-old Duke of Burgundy, who was second in line for the French throne. When Fenelon began his tutorship, the duke was a spoiled, mean child. Years later, when Fenelon left him, he was a very governable young man who thoroughly understood the responsibility of his future duties. Later, Fenelon became the spiritual advisor of a small, committed number of men and women at the court of Louis XIV of France, including the king himself. In fact, under Fenelon's wise spiritual direction, Louis XIV sought to live a life of true spirituality in the midst of a court that was otherwise shamelessly immoral. During this period, Fenelon also became a friend and spiritual advisor to Madame Guyon.

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The beautiful language that Fenelon wrote is simply not there.
Mary Olender
I often carry this book with me and read a short passage during a break in my day.
HOPE46
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know how to handle a situation.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mary Olender on April 4, 2011
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This book was a great disappointment to me. Apparently this is a "new revised edition" of this old classic. I thought that it was just the cover that was changed but unfortunately that is not the case. Why they revised it only makes me wonder. The beautiful language that Fenelon wrote is simply not there. It is now written in a more modern, contemporary fashion. If you want the old copy look under the information that accompanies this book, scroll down to "Language Notes" and click on alternate "paperback" edition. The cover is tan with an ocean scene. You won't be disappointed. It's a really wonderful Christian Classic with no need of a change.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HOPE46 on October 24, 2008
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I often carry this book with me and read a short passage during a break in my day. These spiritual letters of advice from Archbishop Fenelon (who worked in the court of Louis XIV) have a timeless quality and a simple message of humility, always humility. His messages keep me grounded.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By reviewer on October 17, 2011
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The modern translation of this classic lacks the depth of meaning of the original. Why they just didn't reprint the old version, I do not know. But, now I have to continue looking for the original. My first copy of the original version was worn out, and I wanted to replace it. This was a big disappointment, and not what I wanted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 28, 2011
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This book is for the serious believer who wants to become all that the Lord wants him to be. Proverbs 27:7 ... to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

An excerpt re dying to self:

...He who sees in us what we cannot see, knows full well where the blow should fall. He takes away that which we are most reluctant to give up. Pain is only felt where there is life...
...This death to self must be voluntary, and it can only be accomplished to that extent to which you are willing for it to die...

-- Honey French, Author of "Officer Honey"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beautifully Empowered on February 7, 2009
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Every time I open the book, no matter what situation or season I'm in, it speaks to me and ministers. But most of all, it challenges me to think on Jesus in a deeper way, and how what He did on the cross affects my whole life if I let it. He doesn't water Jesus down, and does not cater to the fact that you may be "suffering". He always points us back to Jesus, and nothing else.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie K. Brower on September 11, 2009
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This is a must read.... but sorry to say that the editor's note from 1973 is missing from this updated version. Here is what it said in my older version which was so helpful in how to read and approach this book - [one letter per day for 40 days].

The Editor's Note:
"This book should be read in a devotional mood if it is to fulfill its purpose of revealing to the reader the spiritual wisdom, insights and convictions of a truly great spiritual giant [in Fénelon].

It must be read slowly. The rush and speed of our modern life does not make it easy for us to go at the devotional pace which is 'not faster than a walk'. We normally skim over newspapers and magazines hurriedly, but in devotional reading our whole being (not only our intellects) must be quieted and made open, receptive and expectant.

Consider turning to this book not primarily to expose your mind to idea, but rather to seek to enter into companionship with this friend of God. Through reading this book we are going to school at the feet of a truly great saint to catch by contagion something of his intimate companionship with God."

Robert E. Whitaker
President
Whitaker House Publishing, 1973

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I hope that anyone who reads this book will approach it as Whitaker suggests. Our fast paced life has gotten even faster since her wrote that in 1973 - but it still applies today.
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By Harold Linder on June 26, 2014
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Kinda good to read. It took a while to get into. But slow interest for me. Maybe for someone else it might not be.
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This little jewel of a Christian classic has "saved my life" on more than one occasion...four centuries later, Fenelon's deep spiritual insights have not been lost in translation...an absolute favorite...gave several copies to friends/family for Easter...
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