Spiritual Combat

How to Win Your Spiritual Battles and Attain Inner Peace

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St. Francis de Sales carried a copy of this book in his pocket for 18 years!

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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Editorial Reviews

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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."

Fr. Benedict Groeschel

Product Details

  • Pages: 240
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-50-8
  • Product Code: 504
  • Availability: In Stock
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Patience & Humility will teach you how to cultivate these virtues — and they lead to all others! Spiritual Combat was carried by St. Francis de Sales for 18 years and includes practical advice for overcoming spiritual obstacles and attaining inner peace.

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A Detailed Battleplan to Fight Your Life's Demons
This book is an extremely valuable resource in growing in the spiritual life. Everyone has their own obstacles that prevent them from growing closer to God. Dom Scupoli aids the reader in a step-by-step fashion on how to destroy those obstacles and temptations that come in life. He has us better know ourselves, while keeping the focus on God, that we may fight the good fight. Written in an easy-to-read format, anyone can win their spiritual battles with the help of this book. St. Francis de Sales read this book, and even carried it in his pocket for 18 years! A definite recommend!
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A Catholic Classic of Spirituality
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.
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