Gratitude and Simplicity Set

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Little Book of Holy Gratitude

Sharp penance for remembered sins helps stouthearted Christians seize heaven, but gentler souls like Our Blessed Lady and scores of her saints have trod a different path. Their souls are possessed by gratitude, inspired by the remembrance of past benefits, and filled with wonder at the abundant loving-kindness of God.

As Father Faber shows, gratitude is the fertile soil from which springs an ardent, exuberant love of Christ – a love that can be yours as well. These wise pages reveal the critical role that gratitude plays in your sanctification, and they’ll remind you of the many things the Lord has given you for which you should be grateful each moment of every day. Here you’ll also learn:

  • That thanksgiving is the very essence of Christian worship
  • Why gratitude is easiest way to heaven and the surest path to joy
  • How gratitude dissolves pride even faster than penance
  • How gratitude can make you like the Angels themselves
  • That ingratitude is the hidden sin of too many good people (What about you?)
  • Why you should even be grateful — yes — for blessings received by your enemies
  • How gratitude often wins souls more quickly than preaching
  • Why it’s scandalous that we neglect gratitude more than prayer
  • Why you should even be grateful for your troubles
  • That gratitude brings far more blessings than most of us ever suspect
  • Hear in this small book the voices of so many saints who knew that gratitude is the very key to holiness: St. Alphonsus de Liguori, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Bonaventure, St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Xavier, St. Gertrude, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, St. John of Avila, St. John of God, St. Lawrence Justinian, St. Louis of France, St. Peter Faber, St. Philip Neri, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Thomas Aquinas, and many others.
  • Strength in Simplicity

    At last a spiritual book for Catholics who have to devote more time to making dinner and picking up the kids than to meditation and prayer! Essential (and easy) reading for busy Catholics, Strength in Simplicity shows you how to grow closer to God in the things you already do every day, without burdening you with numerous devotions or complicated methods.

    Author Emmanuel de Gibergues explores the virtue of simplicity — that is, having the single intention of pleasing God in all that you do. You'll learn what a difference simplicity can make for you — as it did for our Lord and our Lady. You'll come to recognize the signs of true simplicity and find out how to practice simplicity toward God and in your life's activities. Even better, you'll find the secrets of practicing simplicity within yourself — a deceptively difficult spiritual discipline that de Gibergues makes easy here.

    As this book helps you bring the calming and transforming virtue of simplicity into every part of your life, you'll become better able to direct all things to God and learn new ways to be attentive to His presence in your life. Don't rush through life without this saving message!

    Strength in Simplicity reveals to you:

  • True simplicity: how it isn't willful ignorance or simple-mindedness

  • Your intentions: are they pure? Why this could be the most important question you'll ever answer

  • Two advantages of simplicity: what you'll gain by clearing your life of complications

  • How simplicity can make you generous, courageous, and more loving

  • Failure: your attitude toward it may be crippling your spiritual life. Find out how

  • The most dreaded enemy of your soul's progress: is it keeping you from deepening your happiness and love for God?

  • Two indispensable qualities for beginners in the spiritual life: do you have them?

  • And much more to help you simplify your life and come closer to God!
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    • Product Code: Set142
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