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Spiritual Combat: How to Win Your Spiritual Battles and Attain Peace Paperback – August 15, 2002
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This great spiritual classic has influenced Catholic and Eastern Orthodox spirituality for four hundred years. Its republication is part of the new surge of interest in reforming Catholic life and practice.
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Its wisdom formed his soul; it inspired him to a life of the deepest devotion, and ultimately it helped him become one of the Church's greatest saints. Now this book can do the same thing for you.
It's no longer fashionable to speak of the Christian life as a "battle," but there's actually no better way to describe the tug-of-war for your soul that's raging right now between the forces of light and darkness.
Here, Dom Lorenzo Scupoli helps you take your proper part in this spiritual battle so that you can win decisively the war for your soul.
This book has been loved by saints and sinners alike ever since it was written four hundred years ago. Why? Because it offers sensible advice to help you overcome spiritual obstacles and achieve spiritual perfection.
Not only what, but how!
Best of all, Spiritual Combat doesn't just tell you what you ought to be doing in order to live a truly Christian life it also shows you how to do it.
These directions include:
-Seven reflections to help you be sorry for sinning
-Twelve ways to think about death they'll help you live better today!
-Prayer: seven ways to achieve its full benefits
-What to do when prayer is dry and burdensome . . . or simply impossible
-With wise spiritual guidance like this and much more, you'll soon be winning all your spiritual battles battles that most people concede without a fight!
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Top Customer Reviews
I first read this book when I was starting seminary and found it instantly readable and inspiring. Like the Imitation of Christ it consists of many short concise chapters that merit being read and pondered. I would particularly recommend the book to anyone struggling for perfection, and with scrupulosity. The opening 6 chapters give great insights into the whole nature of what Christian perfection means, and how our frequent lapses into sin should not discourage us, but should rather be taken as opportunities for us to grow in our confidence in God and our distrust of ourselves. This is a book to be re-read often through life.
Scupoli points out that we are truly in a life or death struggle. Our eternal souls depend on the victory or defeat we face in this life.
Read this book, highlight it, and keep it close by for use in the future.
With faith in God, and in His Church, you will have victory!
1. Distrust yourself
2. Trust God
3. Various methods of overcoming temptations and winning spiritual battles.
This book confronts the deceitfulness of our fallen human nature and the endless justifications we are capable of generating to cover up our faults. Like a powerful microscope, it searches out our hidden faults and calls us to cultivate humility and trust God to change us. He organizes his materials under several spiritual exercises such as prayer, celebrating the Eucharist, governing our hearts, persevering through trials, yielding to God and cultivating inner peace.
Some counsels are so radical I think they are suited for 'spiritual commandos'. I nibble at the hem of this book's wisdom and hope to master the basics. The effects have been immensely humbling. It is no wonder that St Francis de Sales kept it with him for so many years. It is the sort of book that is so deep in wisdom and practical in scope one needs a lifetime to ruminate over it and let it turn us right side up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good spiritual book which provides advices to keep watchful of unwanted thoughts. It also provides good examples on how to increase your devotion and combat your spiritual... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JL
This book format was printed on a type of home printer, then photo copied. Printing is barely visible.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Don't let the title fool you! There is nothing in here even remotely translated to the problems of a 21st Century Christian.Published 14 months ago by James Johnson
This is a fantastic book and a classic of Christian spirituality. However, the Kindle formatting of the light blue "Christian Books Today Ltd" edition is poor. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by jazzbird
After purchasing this book and starting to read it I found it to be a bit soft, and uninspiring, so I went on line and found the original words by Father Scupoli. Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Rosemary
Valuable text on a subject that receives too little coverage given its ubiquitous effects on our lives. Worth adding to other volumes on the subject.Published on February 13, 2014 by Gregory Stone