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Absolute Surrender by Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

is a wonderful devotional. Based around a series of sermons by Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender extols the need for "absolute surrender" to God. Murray provides concrete steps for bringing about such surrender in one's life.

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Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

South-African Dutch Reformed leader, author of devotional writings

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Holy Rule of St. Benedict by Benedict, Saint, of Nursia (480-547)

St. Benedict originally intended this text for use in monasteries. St. Benedict highlights the importance of peace, prayer, work, sacrifice, humility, frugality, and obedience.

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Benedict, Saint, of Nursia (480-547)

Abbot of Monte Cassino

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With Christ in the School of Prayer by Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

The power of intercessory prayer is a great gift from God. God listens to those he loves, and works all things for their good. Murray, in his classic work With Christ in the School of Prayer, calls the church to exercise that powerful gift.

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Uniformity with God's Will by Alphonsus de Liguori, Saint (1696-1787)

is a wonderful little treatise on the true love of God. Saint Alphonsus de Liguori writes to encourage believers to unify their wills with that of God's, so that they may love God perfectly: "the more one unites his will with the divine will, the greater will be his love of God." To choose otherwise--i.e.

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Alphonsus de Liguori, Saint (1696-1787)

Moral theologian and founder of the Redemptionists

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Treatise on the Love of God by Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)

is a manual intended to help believers strengthen their devotion to God. St. de Sales describes his project by saying, "it is truly my intention to represent simply and naively, without art, still more without false colours, the history of the birth, progress, decay, operations, properties, advantages and excellences of divine love." The Treatise is divided into twelve books.

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Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)

Bishop of Geneva and a leader of the counter-reformation

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Power Through Prayer by Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)

The caricature of lawyers as money grubbing, selfish narcissists is often derided in popular culture. But Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for the sinner.

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