An introduction to the devout life

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What I really like about the book is that it is a simple recommendation of one who clearly has learned how to experience Jesus through quiet prayer and contemplation. His book is easy to follow and is conversational. Some of the Mystics use terms that do not communicate well unless you have experienced the depth they are at. This book is a primer and I am glad to have found it for in one reading I have used to experience My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in me. 



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Page 177 - Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts : and then shall every man have praise of God.
Page 220 - For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
Page 102 - A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Page 125 - I will go unto the altar of God : to God, who giveth joy to my youth.
Page 102 - A woman when she is in labour, hath sorrow, because her hour is come ; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Page 27 - Judge, by his dreadful command, which shall be suddenly obeyed, will separate the good from the bad, placing the one at his right hand, and the other at his left.
Page 175 - Solomon says, that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh...
Page 29 - Considerations !• rPHE damned are in the depth of hell, ••• as within this woeful city, where they suffer unspeakable torments, in all their senses and members ; because as they have employed all their senses and members in sinning, so shall they suffer in them all the punishments due to sin.
Page 38 - I was so happily and holily vowed and dedicated to my God, to be his child ; and that, contrary to the profession then made in my name, I have, so many times, so execrably and detestably, profaned and violated...
Page 286 - Christ; to whom, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen. Amen.

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