Abandonment to Divine Providence

The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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This classic work of Christian spirituality emboldens modern readers to see God’s care and concern for them in the joys and challenges of everyday life.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade, a French Jesuit spiritual director and writer born in the late seventeenth century, is best known for his belief in the sacredness of the present moment, or the “eternal now.” His masterpiece, Abandonment to Divine Providence, has been celebrated by spiritual writers as diverse as Richard Foster and Alan Watts for its ability to invoke the mystery of eternity in the now—a tenet of spirituality that resonates across faith traditions.

Accompanied by the probing, expert commentary of Dennis Billy, CSsR, this exemplary edition of de Caussade's Abandonment offers newcomers to mysticism and spiritual direction a clear, compelling path to entering into God's presence.

Product Details

Pages: 224

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780870612534

Imprint: Christian Classics

  • “A marvelous gift.”

    “This book is a marvelous gift. In a time that is practically defined by distractions, we can all find our way to God by reading both Fr. Billy's luminous commentary and the classic text itself. While reading this book, citizens of the frenetic Western world will desire, and perhaps even know, the healing found in receiving God as He comes to us at every moment of our day. In a real way, then, this book assists all of us to know freedom, and the dissolution of anxiety born of a distracted age.”

    Deacon James Keating
    Institute for Priestly Formation
    Creighton University

  • “A classic of Christian devotion.”

    “The greatness of Abandonment to Divine Providence and the reason it should be ranked among the classics of Christian devotion is its ability—simply and profoundly—to lead us to God. Caussade has read our soul and spoken to our condition. But even more, he has taken us by the hand and led us to the twin paths of trust and obedience that converge onto the highway of godliness.”

    Richard J. Foster 
    Author of Celebration of Discipline

  • “Highly recommended.”

    “This is the best and most useful edition of this classic that I have seen. Highly recommended.”

    The Living Church

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