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Let God: Spiritual Conversations with Francois Fenelon

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A collection of letters between 17th century theologian and pastor Francios Fenelon and a circle of friends serving in Louis XIV's court. Though the words are ancient, the wisdom is timely.
Paperback, 152 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Dirty Paper Press
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Sara
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a collection of letters from a French spiritual guide who lived in the 17th century. I read Let God with a handful of people from my church, and we had a good discussion about several of the timeless themes Fenelon touches on in the book. It's wonderful to hear advice from a 350 year-old Christian and to consider how true it is that "there's nothing new under the sun." Still, without context for each letter (readers only get one side of the conversation) I felt like I couldn't get as muc ...more
Lis
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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What a delightful book! I had to read it for a retreat I'm attending - otherwise I wouldn't have discovered it. Fenelon's insights hit me in a very personal way. At least 25% of my book is highlighted with 35 pages noted as "my favorite quotes". My favorite section is "how can I live in community?"
I'll be going back to this book often.
Shannon
Oct 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the 2 I have gotten to read of Winn's. I am in the middle of Holy Curiosity now!! (YEAH!) I love the personal style of the letters, but more importantly I love the relevance of words written centuries ago...relevant to a time and place and person so wholly different. Beautiful, convicting, and freeing all at the same time.
Austin Grigg
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I felt like I was receiving letters from an old sage reading Let God. Winn and Fenelon's voice blend together into a very wise, comfortable tone that sounds like a good friend. I learned much from this book as it prodded at my selfishness and asked about my loyalties.
Suzanne Tietjen
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very meaningful. Came into my life at a time when I am more aware of needing to trust and it has been eye- and heart-opening. A good balance of old and new, bringing wisdom from the past into today. I love this book.
Juli
Sep 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winn takes Fenelon's works and makes them into letters to a friend. You would swear these were actually written to you because they hit deep to the soul offering heart-piercing,self-releasing, life-giving words. What a gift.
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Winn has written for periodicals such as Washington Post, Christian Century, Soul Journey, Christianity Today, In Touch, Campus Life, Leadership Journal, Radiant, Preaching Today and Clear & Seven. For six years, Winn was the Deeper Walk editor for Relevant Magazine. His first solo book, Restless Faith: Hanging on to a God Just out of Reach is a candid exploration into the perplexing, riveting and ...more

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