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Self-Abandonment To Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
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Jun 23, 2008

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bookshelves: religion-theology

As mystic works go that I've read, de Caussade is perhaps the most buried in the cloister. There is nothing particularly ill about SAtDP, save for a bit of sketchy theology, but I think this is far more intended for monks and nuns than regular folk in the 21st looking for spiritual wisdom. Athletic training is great for marathon runners but less useful for accountants; likewise, I think this book is more nourishing for those who live reclusive lives, but holds less for laity than John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila or Francis of Sales (who is frequently mentioned, btw.)

Plus, it's pretty long.
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