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Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean…

Abandonment to Divine Providence

by Jean Pierre de Caussade

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Series: Fontana Library of Theology and Philosophy

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    La lumière que je suis by J.C. Amberchele (Joop-le-philosophe)
    Joop-le-philosophe: « Cet ouvrage est le merveilleux témoignage d’une révolution intérieure, portée par la Vision à 180°, que Douglas Harding sut si bien transmettre au cours de sa longue vie inspirante. » --3e millénaire n° 107

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translated by Kitty Muggeridge from the oringinal text of the treatise on Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence.
  holycrossabbey | Jul 12, 2019 |
A portion of this remarkable work in English has already appeared in America, but many readers, to whom this precious little book has become a favourite, will welcome a complete translation, especially as what has already appeared in the English version may be considered as merely the theoretical part, whilst the "Letters of Direction" which form the greater portion of the present work give the practical part. They answer objections, solve diffietdties, and give practical advice. The book thus gains considerably in value and utility...
  StFrancisofAssisi | May 20, 2019 |
Ah, that I would practice what I learned from this book: living in the present moment! This is an old text, written 2 centuries ago, and as timely as today. Jean-Pierre, a Jesuit, didn't actually write this book. It is comprised of notes taken by convents of Carmelite nuns who took notes of his retreats. I rather like the collective spirit of the result. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | May 6, 2019 |
This Beevers translation is the best. ( )
  StJosephIssaquah | Jan 13, 2016 |
A modern spiritual classic that emphasizes self-surrender to the Lord and complete trust in Him. ( )
3 vote cimtslcwdcsn | Apr 7, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385468717, Paperback)

For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace.

"A spiritual classic of the first order... a book for all those who truly seek God." --Dom David Knowles

"Father de Caussade has a wonderful way of encouraging the doubtful, of nurturing the personal surrender that is so much a part of the development of faith. The book is a mystery of its own -- and is definitely not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a classic perhaps more necessary now than ever before. It's a little book that rightly rejects the spirituality of fear and trembling (and the modern preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in favor of an abiding trust in God's active benevolence. This is a work one reads again and again, always with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, Author of Blue Angel and The Dark Side of Genius

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God hides behind the simplest of daily activities; finding Him is a matter of total surrender to His will. That's the message of this eighteenth-century inspirational classic by a French Jesuit writer. The Reverend Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751) encouraged others to "live in the moment," accepting everyday obstacles with humility and love. Caussade's counsel, which promises comfort and holiness to every soul with good will, has guided generations of seekers to spiritual peace. Some of his advice is particularly relevant to beginners; other teachings are geared to those possessing a more advanced degree of spirituality. All will recognize the voice of an authority, who combines practical and theoretical knowledge. Modern readers will find this volume a path to peace amid life's worries and anxieties.… (more)

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