Belonging to God

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Belonging to God

A Personal Training Guide for the Deeper Catholic Spiritual Life

An action plan for revitalizing your spiritual life by applying the insights of great saints like Francis de Sales to life’s everyday challenges. Faithful, prudent, practical, this guide condenses centuries of wisdom and tradition into a few clear, readable pages.

This book is a practical, concise guide for busy Catholics who want to grow in their spiritual lives but don't have access to a spiritual director or hours of free time for daily prayer. Charles Murphy, retreat leader, diocesan director, and former rector of the North American College in Rome, offers insights into the Catholic approach to spiritual formation, using principles from the spiritual tradition and examples drawn from the lives of everyday contemporary people. He focuses especially on Francis de Sales, a saint who knew that true spirituality always begins with who we already are, no matter how hassled and imperfect our lives may be. Filled with practical advice and enriched by Murphy's years of experience, Belonging to God answers Pope John Paul II's call to provide Catholics everywhere with "training in holiness."

Reviews and endorsements

“Clear, concise and practical.”
Dr. Rita LaBruzzo, Director of Institute for Pastoral Studies, St Joseph College of Maine.

9780824521486
Paperback / 184 pages
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
CROSSROAD, 2004