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Is It Possible to Live This Way?: An Unusual Approach to Christian Existence, Volume 1: Faith

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"Is It Possible to Live this Way?", a translation of the first part of Luigi Giussani's "Si Puo Vivere Cosi?", addresses the virtue of faith. A compilation of Giussani's conversations with young people who have chosen the path of the consecrated life in the Church - that is, have chosen to live their lives in the world according to the 'evangelical counsels' of poverty, ch ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published March 14th 2008)
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The general introduction to this series makes the claim that "it is a kind of 'novel.'" I would note that this book is similar to a novel that is made entirely of dialogue, maybe something by Bernanos. By way of contrast, this is not a book of analytical theology or a classic of Western spirituality like The Cloud of Unknowing. It is not a book that lays out a AAA TripTik for the perfect life. It presents no schema of rungs on Jacob's ladder or rooms in a castle or petals on the Mystical Rose. I ...more
Each section (faith, freedom, and obedience) is unique, ingightful, and amazing. I strongly recommend it.
Jul 17, 2008 Hank rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: recovering Catholics
Need to know Giussani a little to appreciate this collection of lecture notes to his High School boys.
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Luigi Giussani was born in 1922 in Desio, a small town near Milan. His mother, Angela, gave him his earliest daily introduction to the faith. His father, Beniamino, a member of an artistically talented family, a carver and restorer of wood, spurred the young Luigi always to ask why, to seek the reason for things. Fr. Giussani has often recalled episodes from his family life, signs of an atmosphere ...more
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