Friday, March 6, 2015

Control your unruly passions

Have you struggled to
keep your Lenten resolutions?

Can you say no to yourself —
and yes to God?

Are you ready to cultivate
the fire of holiness in your soul?

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All too often, even our most strenuous
efforts to follow Christ end in frustration.

In this spiritual classicFr. Basil Maturin
offers simple, practical advice that will
enable you to conquer your sins and
live a life focused on God.

 Patrick Madrid
said this book is "essential reading
for anyone who wants to overcome sin."

Fr. Maturin insists that no matter how
hard you’re trying, you can have a better
relationship with God and greater self-mastery.

But to do so, you must first get your
passions in check and come to understand your
own motives, desires, and fears.

In these pages, you'll discover
the simple steps you must take now to
develop the self-discipline needed to
truly live a life for God.

Start today on the way to true
self-mastery as you learn:

  • The mistake many people make when trying to rid themselves of evil thoughts: are you falling into this trap too?
  • Self-discipline: how it will restore your soul to its full power. Three things you must have in order to gain this power.
  • Self-knowledge: why it involves so much more than its contemporary counterfeit, self-analysis.
  • Two ways to avoid self-deception when you look at yourself (caution: you’ll probably be surprised at who you really are!)
  • Why self-control and self-denial are not morbid and gloomy, but hopeful and even joyful — when undertaken properly.
  • Love: the holy school that will purify and ennoble yours — and help you steer clear of prevalent modern counterfeits.
  • And more that will show you the value of self-mastery — and give you solid directions for attaining it!

“Recommended for all!”
Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz 
Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln 

“Wise, clear, specific, fully biblical, and fully Catholic.”
Thomas Howard

“Timeless advice for personal self-discipline and perseverance in the spiritual life. I recommend this classic to all who seek a deeper understanding of themselves and of the Lord.”
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop Emeritus of New York

Christian Self-Mastery
by Fr. Basil W. Maturin
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Simple willpower isn’t enough when you’re struggling against anger, anxiety, addictions, sexual temptations, and other common problems.

Bert Ghezzi, author of Getting Free, insists that the power of the Holy Spirit — and only that power — is strong enough to overcome these deeply rooted difficulties. Best of all, this engaging and practical guide shows how you can tap into the Spirit’s power now.

Ghezzi, the author of many popular Catholic books (including Voices of the Saints), helps you see exactly what you’re up against in dealing with these problems. He details how you can and must be vigilant against temptations, and points the way for you to experience real freedom from evil influences.

His advice, which is firmly rooted in the wisdom of the saints, helps you gain the Spirit’s power both in your individual spiritual life and in your relationships.

You’ll learn how to trust Jesus more and to control your thoughts — as well as how to let go of grudges and how to place your dealings with others on a firm Christian footing.

Say goodbye to those nagging problems for good as you learn:
  • Sexual thoughts: when they’re sinful — and when they aren’t.
  • Seven often-neglected aids God offers to help you resist sinful impulses.
  • Simple tips on how you can take stock of your problems without growing discouraged.
  • The one thing you must do — or you’ll certainly lose all your battles against sin.
  • "Willpower Christianity": why relying on your will to get your life in order is so common — and so dangerous.
  • "The flesh": what St. Paul means when he uses this term — it’s not what you think!
Ghezzi’s forthright, Holy Spirit-centered approach gives you trustworthy, tested ways to gain the freedom that only God can give.
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