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Preparation for Death: Considerations on Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell A Popular Abridgment Paperback – Abridged, January 1, 2010
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~St. Alphonsus Liguori
In this popular abridgment of his monumental Preparation for Death, St. Alphonsus teaches the proper attitude toward Death, which is one of readiness; of always having one's "debts cleared." He cautions against letting even one day pass without reflecting on the certainty of death, the shortness of time and the length of eternity. Each chapter is a short consideration on some aspect of death, divided into three points easily understood by people in every state of life. Each point is followed by affections and prayers to help one persevere in his efforts to lead a holy life. St. Alphonsus prefaces each chapter with a quotation from Scripture designed to touch the heart of every reader.
Death is the one journey every man must go through alone. This book demonstrates how only consistent, thoughtful meditation on this reality can set people on a more resolute path to Holiness.
"The souls of the just are in the hands of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; . . . but they are in peace." ~Wisd. 3:1
About the Author
After being a bishop for over a decade, St. Alphonsus Liguori died on the first of August, 1787. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. His feast is celebrated on August 1.
Top Customer Reviews
I have read this book about 5 times already. It is short but so thorough that you will not be disappointed if you believe in hell and want to avoid going there when you die.
St. Alphonsus breaks down this treatise into short sections on the pains of hell, the reality of hell, the ways to avoid going there, and most helpful are prayers following each section that help the penitent turn to Mary and Jesus for spiritual weapons to protect us against the pains of hell, which are for ever.
A must read for all Catholics, and all Christians who believe in hell. Please buy this book, keep it on your night stand, and read it often. You will not regret it.
St Alphonsus, lovingly, sometimes too strongly, describes the end of our bodies, the need to accept it and how to not be afflicted by it, but rather trust in God's mercy.
I recommend this book with pleasure, to all believers, who want to learn a subject very few talk about.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Deep reading. Certainly worth considering before it's too late. Definite recommend to read to all.Published 1 month ago by eberci
It's beautiful book and a great guide in doing what we should do to go to HeavenPublished 13 months ago by Tom D
This is the BEST translation. It is that of Eugene Grimm and comes from part of Volume 1 of the Complete Ascetical Works of St Alphonsus de Liguori. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Rod Letchford
St Alphonsus' writing is direct and to the point along with important meditations. I strongly recommend this book for any God fearing adultPublished on June 6, 2014 by Jim Gerrity