Christian Self-Mastery : This is the book you need for those times in your life when even your most strenuous efforts to follow Christ end in frustration. Christian Self-Mastery explains why following Him can be so difficult - and how you can start now to make progress even in the most vexing areas of your life. Author Fr. Basil W. Maturin insists that no matter how hard you’re trying now, you can have a better relationship with God and greater self-mastery if you follow his simple steps to getting your passions in check and improving your knowledge of your own motives, desires, and fears. Fr. Maturin emphasizes the crucial role that self-discipline plays in your spiritual life and gives you solid ways you can distinguish it from counterfeits and avoid common mistakes people make when they try to change their habits and live for God.
A Pocket Retreat for Catholics: Here’s a way you can make a retreat, even if you can’t tear yourself away from the demands of work and family. These ten-minute meditations are perfect for bringing a retreat right into your home or workplace. Designed as a thirty-day program to lead you to greater love for God, these brief reflections give you guidance on how to get started on a more serious commitment to Christ, and how to deal with common challenges and obstacles that confront you along the way. You’ll start right at the beginning, with directions on how to evaluate how well you’ve answered Christ’s call, and how much you live for Him in your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions. After that, these meditations call you to recognize the most important truths: the love with which God created you, your value in God’s sight, and His love for you (especially as shown in the Eucharist). Once you have given yourself to Jesus in the ways this wise retreat directs, Maucourant shows you how to turn to Jesus for direction, as well as how to rest in Him, to abandon yourself to His will, and to share your joys and sorrows with Him.
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A Pocket Retreat for Catholics
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