In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later.
By St. Francis de Sales. The classic spiritual guide for lay people. Practical and specific advice. 20 pages of guided meditations, plus further chapters on how to pray well. Does not mince words, yet remains realistic and compassionate. Discusses humility, chastity, friendship, courage, and other virtues. How to attend Mass and make a good confession. How to make a yearly examination of your progress. You will want to read it again and again.
One criticism: Written for a 17th-Century audience, so some of the advice, analogies, and anecdotes might seem quaint to 21st-Century readers.
Share with us: What is your favorite quote from this book? How has it affected your life? What books in a similar vein would you recommend?