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Top Ten Books Read in 2013 – 4

Sorry for the slack in posts the last few days. Saturday took all day and it took Sunday and Monday to recover. Tuesday is no excuse.

This next book is nothing new for the blog (if you happened to following us this long ago). Two years ago, I picked up this book as spiritual reading for Lent. I had a reading schedule and everything. I didn’t hold to it. I picked it up again the next Lent and didn’t finish it. Third time’s a charm, right? I picked it up again this year and finally finished it.Abandonment to Divine Providence

Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean Pierre de Caussade took me three time because it kicks your prideful, selfish little behind. It doesn’t hold  any punches with regard to how to live a saintly life. His principles are very simple but they require a deep and abiding faith. He says simply to be holy is to abandon yourself to the will of God.

This would be a great book if you are looking to go deeper in your spiritual life and willing to put in the work of humility. But check with your spiritual director first.

About Fr. Kyle

I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.

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