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Five Steps to a Devout Life: A Tiber River Review

by James on October 25, 2012

Intro to the Devout Life

Intro to the Devout Life

I can’t believe I put off this book for nearly two years!  I’ve always wanted to read it, but I get very intimidated by spiritual classics.  I am a notorious skimmer & reading slowly is difficult for me. Over Easter, however, I had the opportunity to slow down and dig deep into the St. Francis of de Sales classic Introduction to the Devout Life.

Consisting of five parts, Introduction to the Devout Life is a fabulous book about trying to live a holier life.  Being saintly always seemed hard, impossible and unattainable to me.   After reading this book, St. Francis de Sales puts holiness within reach!   While I’m not not normally a person who highlights or writes in books, I made liberal use of my highlighter.
The first section was about what it means to be devout and the most important thing that I got was that being devout looks different for everyone!  He also talked about confession and the effect of sin on...

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