Searching For And Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise On Peace Of Heart by Jacques PhilippeSearching For And Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise On Peace Of Heart by Jacques Philippe

Searching For And Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise On Peace Of Heart

byJacques Philippe

Paperback | January 1, 2002

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We live in an age characterized by agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of head. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.
Title:Searching For And Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise On Peace Of HeartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 0.28 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Alba HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0818909064

ISBN - 13:9780818909061

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spiritually Uplifting A must read for all who need interior peace. Wonderfully written
Date published: 2010-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Little Book I have had Father Jacques Philippe's books recommended to me on a number of occasions and by a number of different people. I have picked up the four I can find that are available in English. The title of this book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace, just grabbed my attention and had to be read first. The subtitle of this book is: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart, yet for a small book of 110 pages, it really packs a lot of punch. This book was so good I have already put it back on my pile of books to be read. I know that I cannot glean all the great stuff from it in just one reading. For who in this hectic crazy world would not like a simple tool to help them find peace and to keep it once they have found it? This book will help you do just that. It is one I will add to my all time favorite list! Here are some sample quotes from the book: "The more our soul is peaceful and tranquil, the more God is reflected in it, the more His image expresses itself in us, the more His grace acts through us." P.5 "Because only this peace of heart truly liberates us from ourselves, increases our sensitivity to others, and renders us available to our fellow man." P.7 "It is that Christian life is a combat, a war without mercy." P.8 "Every Christian must be thoroughly convinced that his spiritual life can in no way be viewed as the quiet unfolding of an inconsequential life without any problems; rather it must be viewed as the scene of a constant and sometimes painful battle, which will not end until death - a struggle against evil, temptation and the sin that is in him. ... And this combat is, correctly viewed, the place of our purification, of our spiritual growth, where we learn to know ourselves in our weakness and to know God in His infinite mercy." P.9 "One of the dominant aspects of spiritual combat is the struggle on the plane of thoughts." P.13 Then the second section lists and goes over the causes of our loss of peace and how to regain it. There are some great tools for the spiritual life in this section. The third section in this book is a series of quotes and excerpts from a number of Saints on the process of searching for peace, and on how to maintain that peace. These saints are: * Juan de Bonilla * Francis de Sales * Teresa of Avila * Marie of the Incarnation * Francious-Marie-Jacob Libermann * Padre Pio These extended quotes will support and expand upon the information in the first two sections of this book. This book is a must for anyone who really wants to grow deeper in their walk with God and in living in the peace that Jesus Christ promised to his followers. Other Books By Fr. Jacques Philippe Searching for and Maintaining Peace Time For God Interior Freedom In the School of the Holy Spirit Choose to be Free: the Power of Faith Hope & Charity (A different edition of Interior Freedom) (These are all his books I have been able to find in English; if you know of any others or how to get them let me know please.)
Date published: 2008-07-01