(PUBDoubleday)We should accept our present circumstances says this 17th-century French writer for they are an opportunity to serve God. By both waiting and active cooperation with God's will, faith lifts, as it were, the veil of mystery and consecrates each passing moment. 119 pages, softcover.
For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace.
"A spiritual classic of the first order... a book for all those who truly seek God." --Dom David Knowles
"Father de Caussade has a wonderful way of encouraging the doubtful, of nurturing the personal surrender that is so much a part of the development of faith. The book is a mystery of its own -- and is definitely not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan
"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a classic perhaps more necessary now than ever before. It's a little book that rightly rejects the spirituality of fear and trembling (and the modern preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in favor of an abiding trust in God's active benevolence. This is a work one reads again and again, always with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, Author of Blue Angel and The Dark Side of Genius
Jean Pierre de Caussade was a French Jesuit priest and writer known for his work Abandonment to Divine Providence and his work with Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, France