Seventeen Steps to Heaven

A Catholic Guide to Salvation

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Seventeen steps to making God the real center of your life

No matter how dedicated to Christ you are, familiarity can blunt your fervor and even make you less vigilant against sin. That's why you need this warm guide! It reveals what you must do in order to begin living your life with God truly at the center of everything you do. With these seventeen steps, you'll be able to prevent your love for God from being diminished by day-to-day pressures.

The author, Fr. Leo J. Trese, helps you to integrate into your actions the truths you profess. He gives you solid ways to look squarely at the reality and love of God and to root out contrary attachments in your life, showing you how to improve your confessions, pray more fervently, and let the fact of God's love and the joys of Heaven inspire you to be holy.

Refreshingly unlike many modern writers, Fr. Trese speaks bluntly of Hell and of the devastating magnitude of sin. But don't despair! He also discloses the remedies you can use to root out even the most entrenched sinful habits and attachments. Simple, profound, and insightful, this book is an effective and long-lasting antidote to the spiritual dry rot that infects the soul of even the most careful Catholics.

Make your salvation a vivifying reality as Fr. Trese shows you:

  • Why Heaven is worth living for, working for, and suffering for in this life
  • God's anger: what the inspired writers of Scripture mean when they use this phrase - and how you can avoid this anger
  • Do you truly belong to Christ? Four qualities you'll have if you do
  • What you must do if your confessions have become casual and thoughtless
  • "It's only a venial sin": why this is one of the saddest phrases you could ever speak
  • God's judgment: how you can (and should) start getting ready now for this moment of divine truth
  • Suffering from strong temptations? Three things you can do today to overcome them
  • Plus: more to help you attain a truly soul-nourishing relationship with God!
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"This reliable, readable, and practical guide will deepen your relationship with God and lead you and your family, step by step, closer to God."

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"Straightforward and full of accumulated wisdom of Catholic tradition - a how-to-do-it manual for people who want to become saints."

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"Excellent and often moving testimony of how God works through His Church to offer hope, comfort, and, of course, truth."


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"Excellent and often moving testimony of how God works through His Church to offer hope, comfort, and, of course, truth."


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"Excellent and often moving testimony of how God works through His Church to offer hope, comfort, and, of course, truth."


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  • Pages: 176
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-26-3
  • Product Code: 261
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A practical manual for guidance in this life and a brilliant perspective on the spiritual life.
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This book sort of cuts through the stories we tell ourselves and the excuses we make to explain why we aren't really doing as God asks us, and that makes it easier to identify and remedy the ways we need to grow into who God made us to be.
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Wonderful read
I don't consider myself ignorant in the Catholic faith, having read many books. Yet this simple, easy to read book surprised me in it's profound messages. I feel like, rather than merely enlightening me in one aspect of the faith or another, this book was a more comprehensive guide on what I finally should be DOING on a day to day basis, with plenty of inspiration as to why and how. This is exactly what I was looking for (thus the book is appropriately titled in my opinion), and I would highly recommend it to people of all levels in their Catholic literacy, and as well as curious non-Catholics. I will be reading it again. God bless you!
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Title says it all.
Love this book. Simple, straight forward language, easy to read and understand.
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Peaceful
My husband is dying from lung cancer. This has been a very wonderful resource as we walk these last days and seek God's will.
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