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Introduction to the Devout Life Audiobook

Introduction to the Devout Life

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Publisher's Summary

A classic work that has the potential of benefiting any true believer in God. Written with a humble heart, Francis De Sales outlines the practical points of living/pursuing the devoted life in a way that is able to be followed by the common man. Holy Scripture is interwoven throughout this piece, providing a sure foundation for us all to stand upon.

Catholic and Protestant believers alike should find great insight into the the deeper things of walking with Christ, while partaking in this book. It is my prayer that you will draw closer to Jesus and find the hope of truly living the devoted life! Be blessed.

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    "Good Introduction"

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This is my voluntary review. This book gave lots of insight into what St. Francis believed. The many aspects that are shown to help one understand what it really means to live a devout life, not a religious life were very good. The narrator was slow at times then would speed up. But other than that I enjoyed listening to the things given. I also learned ways to change some of the ways that I live my life.

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    Joseph G. Simpson Coventry, RI 08-25-17
    Joseph G. Simpson Coventry, RI 08-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Blessed be the Name of the Lord"

    Rich in content, broad in scope, probing the sublime and the mudane. To read a little is to gain a treasure. Only complaint is the pace of the narration, it's like thirsty man trying to drink from a fire hose 😢

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    AnnaH Lakewood, OH United States 08-22-17
    AnnaH Lakewood, OH United States 08-22-17
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    "Incomparable Content - - Excellent Narration"
    What did you love best about Introduction to the Devout Life?

    17th century spiritual direction that is completely relevant in today's life and times. Written for those living in the world it can easily be applied not only to one's spiritual growth but to all of our interactions and challenges in the secular world. The narration captures the voice I would imagine for St Francis de Sales and his qualities as a spiritual director. ...intelligent practical, truthful, direct, patient, loving and calming.


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    Margaret H. Kreiner North Canton, Ohio USA 06-28-17
    Margaret H. Kreiner North Canton, Ohio USA 06-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "reaches to your soul"
    Where does Introduction to the Devout Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    at the top since it is inspirational and everlasting


    What did you like best about this story?

    its application to life


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    all


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    his devotion and humility


    Any additional comments?

    a must for all seeking tranquility

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    Amber 05-03-17
    Amber 05-03-17
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    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. This book was easy to listen to and is one that I will listen to again. It is full of wisdom and words to live by. The narrator did a great job.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Teresa 05-02-17
    Teresa 05-02-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "Spiritual Direction From St. Francis De Sales"

    I truly enjoyed listening to The Introduction to the Devout Life. I love listening to everything written by or about saints and this was no exception. This audiobook is such a treasure for anyone. Every single passage in this book are words to live by. I've listened to several of my own audiobooks by saints such as St. Francis and St. Therese and this one was right up there with them. Loved it!

    This was an audiobook I listened to in a few sittings. It was like music to my ears and I'll listen to it again. Robert J. Shaw's narration was perfect. He spoke very clearly and from his heart. He's a new reader for me and I'll listen to him again.


    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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