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On Loving God by Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint (1090-1153)

, St. Bernard surveys the four types of love that Christians experience as they grow in their relationship with God: loving one's self, selfish love, loving God as God, and loving one's self in God.

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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint (1090-1153)

Abbot of Clairvaux

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Absolute Surrender by Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

is a wonderful devotional. Based around a series of sermons by Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender extols the need for "absolute surrender" to God. Murray provides concrete steps for bringing about such surrender in one's life.

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Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

South-African Dutch Reformed leader, author of devotional writings

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With Christ in the School of Prayer by Murray, Andrew (1828-1917)

The power of intercessory prayer is a great gift from God. God listens to those he loves, and works all things for their good. Murray, in his classic work With Christ in the School of Prayer, calls the church to exercise that powerful gift.

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Uniformity with God's Will by Alphonsus de Liguori, Saint (1696-1787)

is a wonderful little treatise on the true love of God. Saint Alphonsus de Liguori writes to encourage believers to unify their wills with that of God's, so that they may love God perfectly: "the more one unites his will with the divine will, the greater will be his love of God." To choose otherwise--i.e.

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Alphonsus de Liguori, Saint (1696-1787)

Moral theologian and founder of the Redemptionists

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Power Through Prayer by Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)

The caricature of lawyers as money grubbing, selfish narcissists is often derided in popular culture. But Jesus did not come for the righteous, but for the sinner.

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Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)

American Methodist minister and author

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Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by Law, William (1686-1761)

"...Devotion signifies a life given, or devoted, to God." So begins William Law's Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Originally published in 1729, Law's book stands as a powerful challenge to Christians.

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