Strength in Simplicity: The Busy Catholic's Guide to Growing Closer to God
This classic book shows you how to grow closer to God in the things you already do every day, without burdening you with numerous devotions or complicated methods.
Author Emmanuel de Gibergues explores the virtue of simplicity that is, having the single intention of pleasing God in all that you do.
You'll come to recognize the signs of true simplicity, and find out how to practice simplicity toward God and in your life's activities. Even better, you'll find the secrets of practicing simplicity within yourself a deceptively difficult spiritual discipline that de Gibergues makes easy in these pages.
As this book helps you bring the calming and transforming virtue of simplicity into every part of your life, you'll become better able to direct all things to God and learn new ways to be attentive to His presence in your life. Don't rush through life without the saving message of these pages!
Strength in Simplicity reveals to you:
True simplicity: how it isn't willful ignorance or simple-mindedness
How to set your life on a sure course to God
Two advantages of simplicity: what you'll gain by clearing your life of complications
How to eliminate anxiety, trouble, and discouragement from your soul
How simplicity can make you generous, courageous, and more loving
Four signs that you really are keeping it simple: are they in your soul now?
Failure: your attitude toward it may be crippling your spiritual life. Find out how
The most dreaded enemy of your soul's progress: is it keeping you from deepening your happiness and love for God?
Two indispensable qualities for beginners in the spiritual life: do you have them?
Suffering: how simplicity helps you through the worst of it
And much more to help you simplify your life and come closer to God!