Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Would you settle for Purgatory?

Is your goal Purgatory?

Make it Heaven
with these 17 steps

No matter how faithful to Christ you are,
it's far too easy to allow a gap to grow between

your beliefs and your day-to-day actions.

Familiarity can blunt your fervor and
even make you less vigilant against sin.

That's why you need Seventeen Steps to Heaven
a warm guide that reveals what you must do to begin
living a life with God at the center of everything you do.

The beloved Catholic writer
Fr. Leo J. Trese helps you through these
steps to integrate into your actions the truths you profess.

He gives you solid ways to look
squarely at the reality and love of God and to
root out contrary attachments in your life.

He also shows you how to improve
your confessions, pray more fervently,
and let the thought of Heaven inspire you to be holy.

Fr. Trese doesn't mince words:
unlike all too many modern writers, he speaks
bluntly of Hell and of the devastating magnitude of sin.

But don't despair!

He also discloses the remedies
you can use to root out even the
most entrenched sinful habits and attachments.

Simple, profound, and insightful,
Seventeen Steps to Heaven is an effective
and long-lasting antidote to the spiritual dry rot
that infects the souls of even the most careful Catholics.

Learn how to make your salvation a reality as you learn:
  • Why Heaven is worth living for, working for, and suffering for in this life.
  • Opportunities for Christian charity: they're innumerable, if you know where to look for them.
  • Winning converts: how you can get started.
  • God's anger: what the inspired writers of Scripture mean when they use this phrase—and how you can avoid his anger.
  • "It's only a venial sin": why this statement is a tragedy.
  • Do you truly belong to Christ?  Four qualities you'll have if you do.
  • What you must do if your confessions have become routine, casual, and thoughtless.
  • Suffering from strong temptations?  Three things you can do today to overcome them.
  • God's judgment: how you can (and should) start getting ready now for this moment of divine truth.
  • Four ways you should pray today—if you are serious about pleasing God.
  • Sin: the full extent of the harm it does to your soul (it's worse than you probably think).
  • Plus: so much more to help you attain a truly soul-nourishing relationship with God.

Seventeen Steps to Heaven
by Fr. Leo J. Trese
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If you’re ready to take the next step on the path of spiritual progress, Am I Living a Spiritual Life? will provide you with the solid, faithful direction you need to develop a rich spiritual life, deepen it through regular prayer, and model it humbly in your relationships with others.
From these short, accessible chapters, you’ll learn how to identify the greatest challenges you face as you seek to live a spiritual life, and you’ll discover sound, proven strategies you can use to overcome each one of those challenges. Am I Living a Spiritual Life? will also show you:
  • How to hear and follow God’s special call for you.
  • How to find silence amid the world’s noise.
  • How to combat loneliness, listlessness, fatigue, and fear.
  • How to make your spiritual life bear fruit in your family and community.
  • How to balance your active life with your prayer life.
  • The right way to use Scripture, spiritual reading, and meditation.
  • How your own temperament affects your spiritual life.
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Spiritual life is communion with God through prayer, and loving reflection on Him. When that proves difficult, turn to the wise counsel found in these pages. No longer will you wonder if you’re living a spiritual life, for your soul will soon be soaring upward to God and dwelling in happy contemplation of Him.

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