The Way: The Essential Classic of Opus Dei's Founder

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Image/Doubleday, 2006 - Religion - 206 pages
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Reflecting Josemaría Escrivá’s belief that God can be found in professional and everyday settings, The Way blends passages from sacred Scripture with anecdotes drawn from Escrivá’s life and work, snatches of conversation, and selections from his personal letters. The direct, conversational writing style and its deeply felt humanity are among the book’s main attractions and beautifully convey the belief that the human is not foreign to the divine and that the fully Christian spiritual attitude can be described as unity of life.

Since it was first published in 1939, more than four and a half million copies of The Way have been sold in forty-three different languages. This handsome paperback edition will take its place alongside such seminal works as John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul, Thomas à Kempis’s Imitation of Christ, and Teresa of Ávila’s The Interior Castle.
 

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The author is St. JoseMaria Escriva who was Father Escriva in 1939 when he wrote The Way. He was Canonized by Pope John II. St. JoseMaria Escriva was the founder of Opus Dei i.e. the real Opus Dei not ... Read full review

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I refer to this book time and time again. It keeps me humbled. Read full review

Contents

Holy Purity
20
Mortification
29
Examination of Conscience
38
More about Interior Life
51
Forming the Spirit
62
The Church
89
Devotions
96
Discretion
112
Interior Struggle
125
Winning New Apostles
138
Spiritual Childhood
150
The Apostolate
170
Index of Scripture Citations
180
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Josemaría Escrivá (1902–1975), a Spanish priest, founded Opus Dei in 1928.
John Paul II proclaimed him a saint on October 6, 2002.

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