Talking With God (Paraclete Essentials Series)
Francois Fenelon was a seventeenth-century French Catholic archbishop who rose to a position of influence in the court of Louis XIV. He became a wise mentor to members of the king's court, his writings preserved by the many people whom...
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Francois Fenelon was a seventeenth-century French Catholic archbishop who rose to a position of influence in the court of Louis XIV. He became a wise mentor to members of the king's court, his writings preserved by the many people whom he counseled. These words have inspired Christians of all backgrounds for centuries with their frank honesty, spiritual wisdom, and unflinching response to truth. This beautiful, accessible, contemporary English translation, introduces you to the "essential" Fenelon. "All who seek fellowship with God amid the rush and racket of modern life will find that Fenelon's searching gentleness is a wonderful pick-me-up for the heart. This selection from his letters is pure gold." --Dr. J. I. Packer, author of "Growing in Christ"
"Here is a book of spiritual reading that will guide you into an encounter with God
through heart-felt prayer and meditation, solidly rooted in scripture and the
Catholic tradition. It represents the best of the ancient future evangelical and
ecumenical spiritual literature, with insights that have the power to transform our lives."
--Dr. Robert Webber, author of "Ancient-Future Worship"
Fran ois de Salignac de la Mothe-F nelon (1651 1715) was<P> the archbishop of Cambrai. He met Christian contemplative<P> Madame Jeanne Guyon in 1688, apparently appreciating and<P> affirming some of her doctrines and contemplative practices but<P> distancing himself from them on other occasions. In 1689 he<P> was appointed tutor to the grandson of Louis XIV. He became<P> archbishop in 1695. F nelon wrote letters of spiritual counsel<P> that are highly valued to this day.