Unearthing Your Ten Talents

A Thomistic Guide to Spiritual Growth through the Virtues and the Gifts

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Beginning with the Gospel parable of the talents — which were buried in the ground by some, and multiplied by others — Kevin Vost here unearths a treasure for those who are struggling to live a life of Christian virtue: the ten particular talents that God has given each of us as our own . . . to bury . . . or to multiply for our own good and the good of the Kingdom.

Guided especially by St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Church's greatest teachers, as well as by Fathers of the Church and the example of many saints, Vost explains how you can discover, understand, and perfect each of your own ten talents.

In the process, you will develop your noble ability to reason, strengthen your faculties of mind, perfect your physical capacities for beauty of form and grace, nurture your ability to act angelically, and prepare yourself to live that life which is proper to a being made in the image of God.

Do you know what your ten talents are? Do you know what God wants you to do with your life? As He gave ten talents to each of the souls in the parable, so He has given ten particular talents to you. Don't ignore them any longer, or leave them buried.

Let Kevin Vost help you unearth them, and show you how to multiply them a hundredfold.

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  • Pages: 272
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-41-8
  • Product Code: 418
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Deep Insights with Practical Applications to the Virtues
"Unearthing Your Ten Talents" is must-read for anyone who is seeking to grow in his/her understanding of the Thomistic virtues and can be read by novices and veterans in theology alike. A practical book for practical living, "Unearthing Your Ten Talents" is perfect to be used in daily prayer, meditation, or as part of one's spiritual reading.
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This book requires more than one reading. The first time you read it is just to become familiar with it's contents. The second time you read it, get out your notepad, highlighters and colored pencils. I believe this book will be a constant reference for anyone interested in spiritual growth. It doesn't just explain the virtues. It gives them a more in-depth meaning that I had not been aware of in the past. I am impressed.
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Very good for growing in virtues!
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Aquinas the Psychologist
I have enjoyed all of Kevin Vost's books, so the profundity and fun (that's right, the two CAN go together) of this book came as no surprise. Using the parable of the ten talents to talk about making an investment in virtue was genius. It was fascinating to read a doctor of psychology making use of the insights of St. Thomas Aquinas to illuminate the workings of the human mind. The explanation of understanding - what human perception has in common with animals as well as the great differences - was quite a read. Referring to the virtue of knowledge by its Latin name,"scientia," or science, was also a creative way to get us to step back and examine the relationship between modern science and philosophy and religion. Throughout the book I greatly appreciated the way Vost didn't give just general ideas for building virtue and avoiding vice, but practical, concrete suggestions to put into practice.
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Will stretch you spiritually.
Dr. Kevin Vost's books have been a source of inspiration and personal challenge since I first discovered them a few years ago. His balanced approach to life, of developing body mind and spirit, is encouraging and mirrors my own journey to find wholeness in life. Jesus said "I am come that they may have life and have it to the full," from John 10:10. I believe that full is a balanced life, and Dr. Vost helps a reader to achieve that. In each of his books that I have read from Memorize the Faith to Fit For Eternal Life and now in this new volume Unleashing Your Ten Talents Kevin unlocks truths and then makes them available for those of us on the same journey.
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