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La paz interior (Spanish Edition)

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,599 ratings  ·  245 reviews
A través de situaciones concretas de la vida cotidiana, el autor nos invita a reaccionar según el Evangelio. Si la paz interior es un exclusivo don de Dios, es preciso buscarla y perseguirla sin cesar. Este libro nos ayudará en esa tarea.
Kindle Edition, 69 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Rialp (first published April 18th 1991)
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Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to booklady by: Mary Alice
FINAL REVIEW: Some books really are life-changing. Searching for and Maintaining Peace is one of them. There really aren’t enough accolades I can give this book. If you happen to already be a calm peaceful person who takes whatever happens to you in stride, you may never need this book. As for me, I am still working toward that with the help of God’s Grace and this book. I have found it to be invaluable in that endeavor and have recommended it to many and given it away as a gift more than any ot ...more
Sep 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: catholic
It is really interesting to see how God works. I have been a Catholic actively trying to live my faith for more than two decades. This book has helped me more profoundly than any book I've read in the last ten years.

What is a mystery to me is why the message of this book has not sunk into me sooner than it did. It is not as though it is presenting something that is new or alien to the Gospel. But it must have taken all this time for me to get to a point where I could hear and receive it.

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♥ Ibrahim ♥
One thing that I like about this book is its constant reference to the Bible. It reminds us again of the spiritual warfare that is ours and which battles to choose and which battles are placed in our way by the devil to drain our resources and sap our energy and divert us from the main battle that the Lord promises us certain victory in. We have to fight on the real battlefield and by God's grace we are certain of victory.

The first goal of spiritual combat is not to always obtain a victory (over
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Some books are truly life-changing! This is one of them. If you are trying to look for real peace, then this book is definitely for you! It shows us how to find peace when we are hurt, suffering, anxious, unhappy, unpleased, or annoyed by others. Jacques Philippe shows us what true peace is and how we can maintain it in the midst of difficulties! I learned a lot from this book and am so grateful that I have read it! You will be satisfied with this book! ...more
Nov 18, 2007 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
For such a small book, it really manages to pack in the material! I may be digesting this one for some time to come!
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short and sweet but packed with wisdom. Timely too as we continue to navigate today's world filled with misinformation, deception, and noise. ...more
This book was a gift from a friend at a time when I really needed to read it. It is a collection of insights on faith that I think any Catholic would enjoy. It's Biblical references led me to want to read more and study my faith more in depth. Very happy I read this book at this time. ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book.
I recommend this without hesitation. It was simple, lovely, insightful. I'm going to return to this one in a few years. It is a remarkable thing when a book can bring insight and hope into the daily human experience.
Mary Alice
Jul 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Homeschoolmama, Booklady, Carole, schoolmeadow
Shelves: religion, non-fiction
For anyone who tends to let worrying get the better of them at times, this book is a helpful tool to combat that little pesty worry demon. :)
Joe Kolf
Jan 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If the title makes you think, "No way, that's too good to be true," then read this book. It's that good. ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will read this again many more times.
C.S. Wachter
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This little gem was a wonderful part of my morning quiet time.
One of the best spiritual books I've ever read, if not THE best. I highlighted something on every page. I will keep this to read again. I can't recommend it enough. What a gift to have this book during this time, sure to remain one of the best spiritual classics ever. Loved it!! ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If this book sticks with me for a while, I'll come back and give it five stars. I took my time with it, as it's only 110 pages. This book presumes a solid foundation of Christian Faith, which is probably why it's so short. Books on achieving inner peace can probably fill whole libraries, and as long as they keep ignoring the truths in this skinny little book (and they will), there will always be more. The proposition is simple, Christ came to give us peace. The catch is that Christ can't do much ...more
Ann Warren
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
I want to buy this book for everyone I know. Beautifully profound yet simple. Love love!

Just re-read yet again. So much beauty here I highlighted practically the entire book. Interior peace has much to do with humility, trust in God, and abandonment. We should strive to have a confidence in God that, despite what difficulties come, knows God can and will bring good out of our trials. 💙
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Definitely a great companion to prayer, very simple yet extremely challenging.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was a perfect read. By far, my favorite religious book I have ever read. It was eye opening. It was peacefully convicting, which was a beautiful experience since I am used to the shaming conviction strategies that never do any good. Even for being a hundred and ten pages, it gave me so much practical and very needed infromation. It was such an intelligent read, which I found refreshing. It was one of those books that if I highlighted, almost the entirety of the book would have been yel ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
A wonderful little book on how to maintain peace in your spiritual life in the midst of trials and stresses. A very quick read too, which is helpful. Very highly recommended for Catholics (probably other Christians too, though some might have theological differences with Fr. Philippe.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book. I will come back to it often.

"We will be Saints the day when our inabilities and our nothingness will no longer be for us a subject of sadness and anxiety, but a subject of peace and joy." (80)
Katie Fitzgerald
I really enjoyed the way Father Philippe explains his ideas in this short but powerful book. There were lots of great insights in this book about the things that disturb our peace and how to keep them at bay. Philippe makes great use of scripture in each section and he challenges his readers to relinquish control and rely more heavily on God - a tall order, but one which feels possible after reading Philippe's words. I read this book as part of a Lenten book study with the Abiding Together podca ...more
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I will the lottery I will buy hundreds of copies and give them away. Truly a priceless gem.
Michelle Rogers
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful small book to read. It is chalk full of meaningful information on searching for and maintaining peace. I will be re-reading this many times in the years to come.
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very inspiring. Highly recommend.
Fr Adam  Zettel
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have learned so much from this book. Fr Jacques Philippe touches on a profound evangelical wisdom about peace of soul. It has to do with an unshakeable trust in God and profound humility that allows you not to be disturbed by anything. I want to read this book again and again.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid, five billion stars. What a gift this little book is.
Paul Curtis
Great content but dry. Maybe because of French to English translation.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So so good. I may just turn around and read it again. At a little over 100 pages, Father Philippe packs a lot of punch. Each section is under 2 pages so you can take it slowly and meditate on each one, or read several a day. I would consider this book a beautiful "pep talk" on allowing the Lord's peace to resonate and take hold. It certainly isn't an overnight fix for contrary habits, but will set anyone looking again to Christ for fulfillment, and give hope and guidance to someone struggling.

Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, the constant noise of this world, noisy clamoring voices, a thousand opinions on everything and everyone, of course, is "right," busy-ness, programs, and then the disappointments we feel about ourselves and others and the sorrows in our own and others' lives, all of which we know about because we're so plugged in to the whole world - it all makes an interior peace nearly impossible to keep. This little book has such a brilliant perspective and though I've just finished it, I'm going to r ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
One of my all-time favorites: it may be the only book I choose to read every year. Excellent spiritual read on the common temptation to allow our souls to become anxious and disturbed, when in fact, we are asked to remain in Christ's Peace, where God can do His work within our hearts. Would recommend to people of all or no faith (though keep in mind this book is written with and for a Catholic Christian context). ...more
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Jacques Philippe was born into a Christian family on March 12, 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying mathematics in college, he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. In 1976, he met the then recently-founded Community of the Beatitudes and answered the Lord’s call to follow Him through this vocation (see below for more information on the Community of the Beatitudes). He th ...more

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