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Preparation for Death: Considerations on the Eternal Maxims

4.69  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A popular abridgement of the much larger original that loses none of its punch. Shows that life is short and Hell is real. Discusses the certainty of death, the uncertainty of the time, the death of the sinner, of the negligent Christian and of the just and how different they are. Also the habit of sin, delusions of the Devil, Particular and General Judgments, the pains of ...more
Paperback, 397 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by T A N Books & Publishers (first published 1758)
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Jacinta
Jun 07, 2011 Jacinta rated it it was amazing
Love St. Alphonsus... He puts everything so simple.
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Mar 08, 2013 Thomas Walsh rated it really liked it
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Saint Alphonsus Liguori does a fantastic job of convincing us that time is short and the consequences of what we do in this life are eternal. He shows us the importance of the Catholic Church and the channels of grace we call sacraments. The holy priest places great emphasis on the sacrament of Confession and leads us through a very detailed examination of conscience. The book moves slowly at times, but the importance of the subject matter cannot be put off for another day and that urgency comes ...more
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Jul 09, 2013 Jed Park rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm normally reserve five stars to great works of literature, and this isn't a great work of literature. I give this book 5 stars because I believe everyone should read it. His premise is we are only on this planet for a small blip of time and how we spend this small blip of time will determine how we spend eternity. Yet we live as if we will live forever. He plumbs the depths of life and of death.
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May 16, 2017 Mariarosa rated it it was amazing
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This was absolutely beautiful and so full of wisdom. St. Alphonsus Liguori's writings are so deep and at the same time simple enough for all to understand. One must change his or her if after reading this work.
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Aug 05, 2016 James rated it really liked it
One of my strongest points of criticism against our culture today is that we keep death as far from our minds as possible, even though we will admit that it could happen unexpectedly, and it will certainly happen eventually.

We rarely see the elderly on television, except for daytime TV, and a celebrity's career normally depends on his/her youthfulness. The death that we do see in media is cartoonish or fictionalized in movies, video games, and comic books.

Therefore, it's good to actual contempla
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Abridged version of St Alphonsus's original. If you find you're stale during periods of mental prayer, this will help focus your mind, particularly during Lent. Each meditation comes with 3 separate points and 3 separate sets of affections and colloquys.
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Saint Alfonso Liguori was an Italian Catholic Bishop, spiritual writer, theologian, and founder of the Redemptorists, an influential religious order. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI and declared a Doctor of the Church.
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