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The author of the book: Dom Eugene Boylan
ISBN: 0870611380
ISBN 13: 9780870611384
Language: English
Edition: Christian Classics
Date of issue: December 3rd 2005
Format files: PDF
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This is one of those books that speak directly to the soul. Its probably more accurate to say it feeds the soul. I appreciated the outline of the book. The author starts with "The Beginning and the Fall", proceeds to "The Plan of Restoration", "The Redemption" and then "The Mystical Body of Christ". This is followed by in-depth discussions of our relationship with Christ and the ways of becoming close to Christ: "Partnership with Christ", "Membership of Christ", "Seeking Christ through Humility and Obedience", "Seeking Christ in Prayer", etc. Thus, the book feels very complete, yet each chapter can be read or re-read independently and make sense. The themes are typical of a spiritual book, and if you read a lot of spiritual works you probably won't find anything new in this book. Nevertheless, I think most people will find it an enjoyable read, especially if they are mathematically minded and like things in a specific order.

One of my favorite passages was from the chapter "The Will of God as the Food of Christ":

"By doing the will of God then we are formed into Christ, we are 'digested' by Him, we are received into Him and transformed into Him, as the food is taken by the roots and transformed into the vine. When we do the will of God, Christ, our High Priest, takes us into His hands, and blesses us, and says: 'This is My Body,' and offers us up to His Father in Himself, and receives us into communion with Himself. The perfect union with Christ is to do the will of God for the love of God. There is nothing higher than that. Therein lies all holiness and all happiness; therein lies all that we may ever become, all that we ever dreamed of being; for it renews us in Christ and unites us to Him who is our God and our all!" (p. 197)

And from the final chapter, "One Christ Loving Himself":
"We are afraid to let go of what we think we have or what we think we are going to have. And God in His loving ardor pleads with us, for love, for the love of our whole heart, and we turn away our ear, and drown the sound of His voice in the intoxication of pleasure, or of work, or of all or anything else, save the one thing necessary. And yet we find no peace. We hurry from one thing to another; we exhaust our ingenuity in devising new amusements to capture our jaded fancy; we plunge deeper and deeper into the mire of self-satisfaction; and we are further away from peace than ever. For our hearts are made for God, and they cannot rest til they rest in Him; He knows our hearts better than we do. And so in His love, like the Good Shepherd, He comes to seek us; He pursues us and He uses His providence to draw us away from all else, and to draw all else away from us, so that we may be driven to listen to His voice, and cast ourselves upon His Heart." (p. 306)


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Ebook This Tremendous Lover read Online! Dom Eugene Boylan, O.C.R., was an Irish-born Trappist monk and writer who was born in 1904 and died in 1964. Ordained a priest in 1937, he began writing on spiritual topics, and in the 1940s he published two books, This Tremendous Lover and Difficulties in Mental Prayer, which became international bestsellers and were translated into many languages. In the late 1950s he undertook an extensive lecture tour of the United States ("This is the best retreat we ever had at Gethsemani," commented Thomas Merton after Boylan's visit there), and in 1962 he was elected the fourth abbot of Mount St. Joseph Abbey in Roscrea, Ireland. Two years later he died in an automobile accident.


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Strongly recommend

ISABEL

Interesting, exciting story.

MASON

Another one-time book, but it was interesting.

AVA

A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading




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