How to Resist Temptation


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Learn how to resist temptation now — before it's too late!

You've no doubt taken steps to ensure your safety - and your family's - from various kinds of worldly calamities. But if you haven't made sure you're properly on guard against temptations, you're setting yourself up for a spiritual disaster of immense proportions. No matter how devoted to Christ you are, temptations are going to come to you. That's why How to Resist Temptation is essential reading for every serious Catholic.

The author, Fr. Francis J. Remler, C.M., helps you prepare yourself so that, when temptations begin to assail your soul, you'll be ready. Learn from Father's experience Fr. Remler gives you the benefit of his expertise as a confessor and shepherd of souls, as he shows you how to identify and guard against common misunderstandings of what temptation really is and what it is not - misunderstandings that can paralyze your spiritual growth. He details ways you can recognize the elements of temptation - and be on guard against often-unrecognized causes of individual temptations. He reveals how you can keep the memories of your past sins from troubling and tempting you now, and clarifies why God allows temptation to exist in the first place. He even explores the role of the demonic in day-to-day temptations - with firm faith in God's power.

A marvelously encouraging and optimistic book, How to Resist Temptation even contains useful directions on how you can - believe it or not - actually benefit from temptation, and how you can learn from others' examples as you fight against temptation. So the next time the siren song of temptation starts to sound in your ears, don't try to tough out the struggle alone - call on God's ever-plentiful grace, and go to battle against sin armed with the wisdom of How to Resist Temptation!

You'll learn:

  • What you can do to guard against temptations when their causes are out of your control
  • The essential virtue that temptations foster in your soul - when you resist them
  • How your patient endurance of temptations can become a source of deep and abiding joy for you
  • One thing you can do daily that will make your temptations lose their force over your soul - it's surprisingly easy
  • Why it's so important for you to avoid even thinking about your past sins - unless you want to give temptation a new foothold in your soul
  • Occasions of sin: how you should deal with them when you go to Confession
  • An important and relatively easy way you can begin to make up for your sins of the past
  • What you should do if you're afraid that you aren't resisting temptations firmly enough
  • St. Catherine of Siena, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Mary of Egypt, and other holy souls: how they resisted even the most virulent temptations
  • Plus much, much more from an experienced priest who knows the human heart - and how to direct it away from temptations and toward God!
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"This book gives us practical help in learning how to respond to God's grace and overcome the world in Christ."

Curtis Martin
Founder of FOCUS
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"Anyone who is serious about growing in the spiritual life, particularly any Catholic, could benefit from reading this book."

Most Rev. Thomas Doran
Bishop of Rockford, Illinois
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"A great encouragement to those striving to do God's will."

Fr. Francis Randolph
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"Temptation is the drama of the human soul that ends either in tragedy or in glory. Fr. Remler understands the significance of this drama, carefully delineates the dramatis personae, wisely dissects the plot, and rushes to the rescue with spiritual allies and sensible solutions."

Donald DeMarco

"Who would not want to have arguably the greatest theologian and convert maker of the last two centuries at his side as he enters into conversation with the Lord on a daily basis? This book will help you immensely in your struggle for holiness and winning the world for Christ and His Church."

Fr. C. John McCloskey
Research Fellow at the Faith & Reason Institute
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  • Format(s): Leatherette, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-39-3
  • Product Code: 393
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2001
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks, Lenten Reading, Spiritual Growth
A pivotal book in the spiritual life of a Catholic
One of the most important books I've ever read. Very much in the spirit of St. Alphonsus, it made me to realize the true nature of temptation, occasions of sin and the holy sacrament of Confession.
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Don't deprive yourself of its benefit. It's a must if you want to know how to fight temptations, a really good read.
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Concise, moving, and encouraging
This short book is an excellent resource. Originally published in 1938 the book remains relevant today. The author presents the topic from a faithful orthodox perspective (no attempts to water down the Faith here). It's a book that could be read in one sitting, but it would be better to take time to mull over what you read here. Fr. Remler is able to get to the very heart of the matter in each chapter and explain things clearly and movingly.
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Good book
Books on specific spiritual areas can be great reading (e.g., books on forgiveness, the theology of Jesus...). In this case, Fr. Remler's book provides good understanding of how we're tempted, why we're tempted... and is the kind of book that can be read again every couple or three years.
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