The Classics Made Simple: The Spiritual Combat

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We are proud to introduce TAN Classics Made Simple, a brand-new companion series to our bestselling TAN Classics collection.

TAN Classics Made Simple booklets are designed to give you an orientation course before you embark on an exploration of the great works of Catholic literature found in our bestselling TAN Classics line.

Each full-color booklet covers the highlights of TAN Classics in 32 easy-to-read pages. They are designed to provide you with the vital facts and features about the life of the Saint, including his or her work, call to Holiness, and the events of the time.

The contents of each booklet inlcude: an introduction to the TAN Classic, a Major Events timeline, an Author Biography, a "How to Read a TAN Classic" section, Words to Know, and much more!

Perfect for parishes, schools, or simply a personal introduction to the TAN Classics, these booklets will provide you with a map and compass for navigating the best of Catholic writing!

The Spiritual Combat, first published in 1589, provides timeless guidance in spiritual discipline. St. Francis de Sales (1576–1622) read from it himself every day and recommended it to everyone under his direction.

Vigorous, realistic, and full of keen insight into human nature, The Spiritual Combat consists of short chapters based on the maxim that in the spiritual life one must either "fight or die." Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli shows the Christian how to combat his passions and vices, especially impurity and sloth, in order to arrive at victory.

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    Spiritual combat

    Posted by Jeanice Domec on May 29th 2023

    Gave to small faith group as intro to future reading of the book. These companion books are great even on their own with lots of valuable info. Thanks and blessings.

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