From my blog:
You have heard stories about how a book, or books, has changed a person’s life. Well, for me, I had yet to find such a book until recently.
In early February, I went on my annual silent retreat with the Confraternity of the Holy Guardian Angels. During one of the conferences, the book** The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation** by St. Alphonsus Liguori was recommended as a book to read. I did purchase the book and I would have to say, even though I have two chapters to go, it was one of the best books I have read on how you direct your life towards God.
Each of the twelve steps has its own chapter and St Alphonsus goes into each in detail on how each is to be used to bring yourself closer to God. Those Chapters are:
*]Love of God
*]Love for our Neighbor
*]Meekness and Humility
*]Self-Denial and Love of the Cross
Some of the instructions in the book are hard to accept in this day and age, but they must be adhered to if one is to achieve a level of holiness that will lead to eternal life.
Like I said above, I have two more chapters to go but I plan placing the book on my regular reading schedule as reinforcement of its instructions.
I now have one of those books and am searching for others. Do you have yours?
Well, do you?