In this superb new translation of the celebrated spiritual classic of wisdom, hope, and inspiration, Jean-Pierre de Caussade offers guidance for daily living in communion with God. This exemplary devotional work summons readers to holiness, reveals ways to conquer self-love and pride, and points the way for experiencing each moment as a sacrament.
The author shows how God speaks to us through every moment of every day. He encourages a joyous, affirming, selfless abandonment to God. By entering into such active contemplation and facing ourselves honestly and openly, the author assures us, we can achieve the comfort and fulfillment of a life suffused with grace.
These timeless spiritual reflections probe the mystery of faith, illuminate the nature of authentic contemplation, and help us recognize and carry out God's purpose in our own lives. They stand as powerful testimony to de Caussade's conviction "that there is nothing easier, more ordinary, more available to all than saintliness."
Jean-Pierre de Caussade was born in Toulouse, France, and was ordained a member of the Society of Jesus in 1708. In 1731, he was appointed spiritual director of the Jesuit retreat house in Nancy, where he undertook the spiritual direction of the Nuns of the Visitation. It is the notes of his addresses to the nuns that form this book.
Kitty Muggeridge, the wife of author and journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, is well-known as a translator.
One of the most important spiritual books I have ever read, and I have read many. Ultimately, all spiritual and religious training is helping us to bring the Divine into the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Grace Catledge
The concept is excellent. Not one of my favorites, but very good book. It is a classic for a reason.Published 11 days ago by Bane
The book really speaks to people who walk closely with the Lord, but our society does not see themPublished 1 month ago by Tonia Johnson
I was disappointed with this book as it is another version of Abandonment to Divine Providence. I expected it to be a different book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bernadine M. Pepera
What can I say... his classic writings and the age of his insights are astounding... speaks to the heart of every contemplative Chrustian.Published 2 months ago by Patricia A. Gaffney
This is one of those all-time spiritual classics of Christian tradition! It would make the top ten of any list I would come up for the subjects of Contemplative Christianity or... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amos Smith
I am only writing this review to let others who may wonder about this book know that It is pretty "deep". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lin R
Born in 1675 in southern France, de Caussade became a Jesuit priest and a doctor of theology. This book is the summary of training he developed in his position as spiritual... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joyce
Best thing is not to have them (expectations) and within short shrift you will abandon them. This compilation guides the worship of the Lord, with tiny steps.Published 18 months ago by crick