How can I live my beliefs in a chaotic world? How do I find balance when everything around me is changing?
About this Book:
"It is easier to catch flies with a teaspoon of honey than with a barrel full of vinegar." Saint Francis de Sales wrote these wise words-and lived them-in the midst of the changes and difficulties of his own time. His spirit of hope and interior freedom, his confidence in God's love were the foundations of his activity. They enabled him to meet challenges with unflappable kindness, cheerfulness and humor, steadfast to the end.
During his lifetime, Saint Francis de Sales influenced thousands of people. They looked to him for guidance in facing their daily problems. This required a calm trust born of deep faith. Even today his counsel-offered with respect, precision, wisdom and great wit-provides the reader with practical ways to find inner peace and courage. With our hands clasped in God's, like Francis, we will never walk alone.
Compiled by Kathryn Hermes, FSP
Foreword by Paulamarie Splaine, FSP
Chapters include: Be Just and Fair
Be Not Too Anxious
The Need for Patience
Avoid Vanity and Ambition
Cast Yourself on God
Soften Your Sorrow
Unite Perfectly to Divine Goodness
Each volume of the Classic Wisdom Collection provides time-tested spiritual guidance for living a Christian life.
Explore all the titles in the Classic Wisdom Collection:
Comfort in Hardship: Wisdom from Thérèse of Lisieux
Courage in Chaos: Wisdom from Francis de Sales
Inner Peace: Wisdom from Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Life's Purpose: Wisdom from John Henry Newman
Path of Holiness: Wisdom from Catherine of Siena
Peace in Prayer: Wisdom from Teresa of Avila
Secrets of the Spirit: Wisdom from Luis Martinez
A Simple Life: Wisdom from Jane Frances de Chantal
Solace in Suffering: Wisdom from Thomas à Kempis
Strength in Darkness: Wisdom from John of the Cross
About the Author:
Saint Francis de Sales was ordained bishop of Geneva-Annecy at the age of thirty-five and carried out this office with kindness, integrity and courageous administration. He continues to be revered for his many writings and for founding, with Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, the Institute of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin (Visitation Sisters).
Trim size: 5" x 7 ¼"