By Peter Kreeft
"Life, in any case, has just one tragedy: to not were a saint."
– Léon Bloy
The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that crucial query he has written approximately is how one turns into holy; or to place it in a different way, how one turns into a saint. this question is imperative to all of the nice religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving towards holiness, relocating towards ideal love, is the total goal of life.
Kreeft admits that he's just a newbie at the climb to holiness, and it really is to rookies like him that he has written this attractive and inspiring booklet. utilizing the insights and reports of saints and nice religious writers all through historical past, Kreeft exhibits what holiness is and the way it may be completed. He specifically attracts upon the religious classic Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. The middle of Caussade's undying gem is that God unearths himself to we all in the course of the day-by-day occasions of our lives. The most fulfilling manner towards religious progress, as a result, is by way of perceiving and accepting the merciful will of God in each situation.
Kreeft stresses the simplicity of his method of holiness, which focuses almost always at the advantage of affection. Sanctity is love, he asserts, and basically that could provide us what all of us lengthy for—deep and lasting joy.