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A classic work that has the potential of benefiting any true believer in God. Written with a humble heart, Francis De Sales outlines the practical points of living/pursuing the devoted life in a way that is able to be followed by the common man. Holy Scripture is interwoven throughout this piece, providing a sure foundation for us all to stand upon.

Catholic and Protestant believers alike should find great insight into the the deeper things of walking with Christ, while partaking in this book. It is my prayer that you will draw closer to Jesus and find the hope of truly living the devoted life! Be blessed.

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  • Teresa
  • 02-05-17

Spiritual Direction From St. Francis De Sales

I truly enjoyed listening to The Introduction to the Devout Life. I love listening to everything written by or about saints and this was no exception. This audiobook is such a treasure for anyone. Every single passage in this book are words to live by. I've listened to several of my own audiobooks by saints such as St. Francis and St. Therese and this one was right up there with them. Loved it!

This was an audiobook I listened to in a few sittings. It was like music to my ears and I'll listen to it again. Robert J. Shaw's narration was perfect. He spoke very clearly and from his heart. He's a new reader for me and I'll listen to him again.


"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • AnnaH
  • 22-08-17

Incomparable Content - - Excellent Narration

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17th century spiritual direction that is completely relevant in today's life and times. Written for those living in the world it can easily be applied not only to one's spiritual growth but to all of our interactions and challenges in the secular world. The narration captures the voice I would imagine for St Francis de Sales and his qualities as a spiritual director. ...intelligent practical, truthful, direct, patient, loving and calming.

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  • WeaverJMJ5
  • 30-04-19

Great book bad performance

The content of the book is supreme. The reader was not engaging. His pace and cadence was distracting. I would recommend the book with a different reader.

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  • Christopher B
  • 09-06-19

Narration is way too fast

I was really excited to find an Audible version of Introduction to the Devout Life, which is a wonderful book. While the narrator has a great voice and speaks clearly, he reads entirely too fast for me to be able to follow along comfortably. I've been a member of Audible for 9 years and have a couple hundred books... this is one of only a handful of reviews I've ever done. I will probably end up returning this title and hope that eventually another version is released with different narration.

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  • Believer50
  • 07-09-17

Good Introduction

I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This is my voluntary review. This book gave lots of insight into what St. Francis believed. The many aspects that are shown to help one understand what it really means to live a devout life, not a religious life were very good. The narrator was slow at times then would speed up. But other than that I enjoyed listening to the things given. I also learned ways to change some of the ways that I live my life.

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  • Butterfly DC
  • 27-02-18

Excellent Guidance for a Devout Catholic life

Best book I have ever read!! I'm going to need to refer to this book for the rest of my days. I love it.

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  • Joseph G. Simpson
  • 25-08-17

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Rich in content, broad in scope, probing the sublime and the mudane. To read a little is to gain a treasure. Only complaint is the pace of the narration, it's like thirsty man trying to drink from a fire hose 😢

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  • Amber
  • 03-05-17

Introduction to the Devout Life

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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. This book was easy to listen to and is one that I will listen to again. It is full of wisdom and words to live by. The narrator did a great job.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Mark Middendorf
  • 16-12-17

Great book

This is a classic book that will really help you go deeper spiritual highly recommended

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  • Margaret H. Kreiner
  • 28-06-17

reaches to your soul

Where does Introduction to the Devout Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

at the top since it is inspirational and everlasting

What did you like best about this story?

its application to life

Which scene was your favorite?

all

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

his devotion and humility

Any additional comments?

a must for all seeking tranquility

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