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Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by  Lawrence, Brother (Nicholas Herman, c. 1605-1691)

Brother Lawrence is one of the most admired and imitated sons of the Catholic church. He worked for a time as a soldier before entering the Discalced Carmelite Prior in Paris.

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Lawrence, Brother (Nicholas Herman, c. 1605-1691)

Carmelite lay brother

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Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola by  Ignatius of Loyola, St (1491-1556)

Written by the founder of the Society of Jesus, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a powerful book. Derived mostly from St. Ignatius' conversion experiences in 1521-3, Spiritual Exercises has provided guidance and encouragement to its readers for several hundred years.

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Ignatius of Loyola, St (1491-1556)

Spanish churchman, Founder of the Jesuits

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Introduction to the Devout Life by  Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)

Do I need to go into full-time ministry to live a truly Christian life? Am I really a Christian if I'm not out preaching the gospel in dangerous places where people have never heard of Christ? Can secular work benefit the kingdom of God? All Christians struggle to discern God's call on their life, but God does call all to live a Christ-centered life.

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Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)

Bishop of Geneva and a leader of the counter-reformation

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Normal Christian Life by  Nee, Watchman (1903-1972)

Many consider this exposition of the first few chapters of Romans a Christian classic. In it, Nee defines and describes good Christian living, deriving insights from his reading of Paul's letter.

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Nee, Watchman (1903-1972)

Chinese evangelist and author

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Weapon of Prayer by  Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)

, Edward Bounds states: "The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer." As a chaplain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War, Bounds initiated weekly prayer sessions to strengthen the spiritual state of his local area.

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Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)

American Methodist minister and author

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