Christian Self-Mastery

How to Govern Your Thoughts, Discipline Your Will, and Achieve Balance in Your Spiritual Life

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How to resist temptation, strengthen your will, govern your thoughts, and find balance of soul!

This is the book you need for those times in your life when even your most strenuous efforts to follow Christ end in frustration. Christian Self-Mastery explains why following Him can be so difficult — and how you can start now to make progress even in the most vexing areas of your life.

Author Fr. Basil W. Maturin insists that no matter how hard you're trying now, you can have a better relationship with God and greater self-mastery — if you follow his simple steps to getting your passions in check and improving your knowledge of your own motives, desires, and fears.

Fr. Maturin emphasizes the crucial role that self-discipline plays in your spiritual life and gives you solid ways you can distinguish it from counterfeits and avoid common mistakes people make when they try to change their habits and live for God.

This extraordinary book will help you in myriad ways to rise above your limitations and truly meet God!

Start on the way to true self-mastery as you learn:

  • Two things you must know in order to make any progress at all in your spiritual life
  • Why it's dangerous for you to try to adopt a large number of spiritual disciplines all at once
  • Self-knowledge: why it involves so much more than its contemporary counterfeit, self-analysis
  • Two ways to avoid self-deception when you look at yourself (caution: you'll probably be surprised at who you really are!)
  • Why self-control and self-denial are not morbid and gloomy, but hopeful and even joyful - when undertaken properly
  • Self-discipline: how it will restore your soul to its full power. Three things you must have in order to gain this power
  • The mistake many people make when trying to rid themselves of evil thoughts: are you falling into this trap too?
  • Love: the holy school that will purify and ennoble yours - and help you steer clear of prevalent modern counterfeits
  • And more that will show you the value of self-mastery - and give you solid directions for attaining it!

 

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"A thought-provoking guide to bringing all of life into conformity with Christ. Essential for everyone who wants to overcome sin."

Patrick Madrid
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"Wise, clear, specific, fully biblical, and fully Catholic."

Thomas Howard
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"Timeless advice for personal self-discipline and perseverance in the spiritual life. I recommend this classic to all who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and of the Lord."

Edward Cardinal Egan
  • Pages: 240
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-21-8
  • Product Code: 210
  • Availability: In Stock
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True self-knowledge
Masterful and exceptionally well-written. Keep a pen and notebook nearby as you will want to jot down key insights and phrases from Fr. Maturin's classic and quotable text. He takes readers down the path of true self-knowledge to get at the root of spiritual ailments and, ultimately, to arrive at self-mastery in the Lord.
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Extremely helpful!
I am a clerical (priesthood track) Brother with a Roman Catholic religious congregation in New Jersey. I purchased this book last year and found it so helpful to my spiritual and psychological growth that am about to order another copy for one of my brother Brothers.
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Masterpiece!
I spent over a year studying this book while an Adoration guardian. I would say it was the catalyst that opened up my mind to the fact that most of us really don't know who we really are or how we affect the lives of others with our behavior. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to discover the reasons why it is so hard to live the life you wish to live, and why so much of our own behaviors create so much personal suffering.
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Inspiring
A great and inspiring book. Easy to read and understand. Once you start you want to continue until the end.
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A very helpful book for the serious Christian
This is an excellent investigation into why "we do the things we don't want to do and do not do the things we want to do". I found the book refreshingly honest and objective. Fr. Maturin gives solid practical techniques in overcoming our concupiscence balanced with encouragement and gratitude for God's gifts in each one of us.
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