How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint

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  • How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint
  • By the renowned speaker, author, and philosopher Peter Kreeft
  • Simple, beautiful, and encouraging
  • A book to be shared with others

"Life, in the end, has only one tragedy: not to have been a saint." – Léon Bloy

The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life.

Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved. He especially draws upon the spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. The core of Caussade's timeless gem is that God reveals himself to all of us through the daily events of our lives. The surest way toward spiritual growth, therefore, is by perceiving and accepting the merciful will of God in every situation.

Kreeft stresses the simplicity of his approach to holiness, which focuses mainly on the virtue of love. Sanctity is love, he asserts, and only that can give us what we all long for—deep and lasting joy.

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  • 5 Jul 27th 2016
    How To Be Holy

    Easy to understand, interesting. Excellent! It helped to bring the joy back into being called to be a saint - rather than feeling it is a burden we must bear. This book made me understand that it is not only possible, it's what we are all called to be.


  • 4 Jul 23rd 2016
    How to be Holy

    I have read the first chapter,"Ten Reasons to Read this Book." and its simplicity when dealing with the complex notion of God gives me hope that I will learn some centuries-old comforting truths.

    Joan Coyea

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