The following text comes from the first Chapter of the book entitled: “The Spiritual Combat” by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Lorenzo Scupoli. by Fr. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli based on text at First published in A.D.. (None is vanquished in this. The Spiritual Combat has ratings and 17 reviews. Walter said: The Spiritual Combat is a manual of the spiritual life written by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli.

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Catholic Way Publishing offer reading for the most discriminating Catholic mind, young and old alike. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Available in Kindle E-Book: At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity.

The one who does not do this loses, and suffers in Hell; the one who does it, trusting not in his own, but God’s power, triumphs and is happy in Heaven. The work of Scupoli analyses various usual situations and advises how to cope with them, preserving a pure conscience and improving virtue.

It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God. Read more Read less. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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I buy these books by the pile and share with friends, family, and strangers. After all, that’s how I came into possession of my first copy. This is not light reading for a sunny afternoon, but the subjects are broken down enough to where you can pick it up, pick a page and read for a while. This is a great choice for church book groups, Confirmation gifts, new parents, old parents, Lent reading, or anyone looking for another way to see things. This should be mandatory reading for Catholics, though Catholicism is not mandatory to benefit from this book.

I recently gave a new copy to a man who was struggling with anger after the loss of his mother. He was “spiritual” on the best of days though didn’t identify as Christian. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

They are often so internally focused and spiritual in nature that, though beautiful and useful in their sdupoli right, leave something to be desired for the modern believer searching for a more practical approach to fighting the spiritual warfare of everyday life.

Scupoli’s work is both spiritual and eminently practical. It is a handbook for the daily battle written by an old veteran. Scupoli’s years of experience as a spiritual guide come through in the wisdom and perspective that pervades this book. I am a Protestant and there is more than enough guidance for me and other non-Catholics in the work due to the author’s practical standpoint.

It does not go into the issues of systematic theology that would be a barrier for many of the various Christian traditions. The only exceptions to this point would be the entire chapter dedicated to the importance of the mass, and in the little reminders spread throughout the book that it was written for monks under the authority of their religious superiors. These issues are easily put aside without lorebzo any real violence to the basics of Scupoli’s teachings and guidance.

We live in dark and dangerous times. People have kicked God out of their lives and the devil is filling the void. This book is an excellent guide to fighting the demons that affect our lives in a negative way.

St Francis de Sales carried this book with him wherever he went and for the rest of his life. It is a nuts and bolts manual of how to fight the spiritual battle for our souls on a daily basis.

Those who aren’t fighting have already lost the battle. Our reason is acted upon by God from above and our appetites from below. This is the essence of spiritual combat.


The author outlines the steps and aids confessioncommunion, among others to help us be victorious in our daily quest for sanctity. I also recommend St Ignatius works on spiritual discernment, scupol examine prayer and making decisions spiritually. Father Gallagher’s books and talks on them are excellent and practical.

This is a good book on the practical issues surrounding sanctification. Although it is from a pre-Reformation Catholic perspective any Pietist i. It provides practical ways to battle against personal sin and draw closer to Jesus Christ, the one, true God. The most outstanding qualities of this book are its timeless appeal and its treatment of morality and prayer. It is difficult to find current literature that treats the spiritual journey with such genuine concern for the soul no matter how odm the message is at times.

I have occasionally seen excerpts from this book used by other writers and decided that I wanted to domm to the source. I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand. But it was also very mind boggling also and thought provoking.

One person found this helpful. Great guide for advancing in the spiritual life. Step by step advice given to help you make progress. See all 71 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in don to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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