Friday, October 24, 2014

Experience one of life's greatest pleasures

Do you bring your friends
closer to God?

Are you making heaven
the final goal of your friendships?

Or are you falling into Satan's
trap of taking your friendships
for granted without even noticing it?

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If you're not cultivating
friendship, then you're turning
your back on an important God-given
source of spiritual vitality, joy, and comfort.

But don't despair!

Hugh Black shows you how to
transform your superficial friendships
into soul-nourishing relationships.

You'll soon develop a
communion that will become for
 you and for your friends a means
of spiritual and emotional growth.

If you're married,
you'll find here new ways to
appreciate the gift God has
given you in your spouse.

If you already have many friends,
you'll discover countless ways to
make your friendships richer so they'll become
as strong as those the greatest friends
have enjoyed throughout the ages.

Best of all,
you'll learn how to
seek friendship with God.

From The Art of Being
a Good Friend
, you'll come to know:
  • Common ways you can destroy friendships without meaning to — and very simple ways to guard against them
  • Surprising ways to tell the difference between mere acquaintances and genuine friends
  • Two things you must have, or you'll never make and keep true friends
  • What your friends show you about your relationship with God
  • Why you'll never be wise or noble without genuine friendship
  • And much more to help you grow closer to your friends — and God!

The Art of Being a Good Friend:
How to Bring Out the Best in
Your Friends and in Yourself

By Hugh Black
160 pages - $13.95

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All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don’t pick and choose these traits; they’re just part of the way we’re made.

For in the womb God doesn’t merely mold our body; He also gives us the temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life.

Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments, and over the centuries, countless wise souls have used these four to understand human nature. In The Temperament God Gave You, veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family.

Drawing on decades of study, prayer, and practical experience, Art and Laraine show you how to identify your own temperament and use it to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, and a good friend. Best of all, they give you a Catholic understanding of the four temperaments that will bring you closer to God and help you discover the path to holiness that’s right for you.


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