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12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas

by Kevin Vost

"Twelve lessons, based on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, on how to live virtuously in our turbulent times"--

Though the controversies and scandals racking the Church today cannot ultimately prevail against it, they have certainly created rifts between believers like never before. Where can we look to rediscover the heart of our Faith so that, as Christ Himself prayed, we might all be one? Almost every pope has declared the answer since 1323 when Pope John XXII named one man the Common Doctor of the Church whose philosophy and approach to truth are to be held in common, cherished, and shared, by all of the Church throughout time St. Thomas Aquinas. Through his unequalled powers of intellect, enhanced by his full embrace of all the Holy Spirits gifts, Thomass writings provide the utterly timeless life lessons we must heed if we, the Church, are to become one in our pursuit of eternal salvation for ourselves and for all men. Here, youll find the twelve essential, eternal life lessons culled from Thomass writings, accompanied by practical ways to implement them in your life.

Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with 12 essential life lessons, culled from the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Together these lessons will elevate your mind, enrich your spirit, and teach you how to participate fully in the universal vocation to holiness and happiness.

Distilling Thomas's timeless and unparalleled spiritual wisdom, Vost shows you:

-The things you must believe, know, and desire in order to be saved (and how to thoroughly attend to these in your daily life)

-Why you must be religious and not merely "spiritual"

-How sloth in particular can blind you to the highest meaning of life (and which virtues supply the antidote)

-The surprising and dreadful effects of wrath in your life

-How to recognize injustices you may be committing daily -- and how to train yourself to fight those impulses

-How to free yourself from the crushing yoke of envy

-How and why you should be your own best friend

-Which virtues you need so you can hate the sin while loving the sinner

-Why you should care about angels

-What you need to know about the saints in order to become one

These 12 life lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas will help you cultivate a rich, robust faith life that will bring you into closer communion with God and beckon others to follow. With the help of Vost and Thomas, you'll soon find yourself confidently and happily living in imitation of Our Lord, the Way, the Truth, and the Life for all men.

Kevin Vost, Psy.D., is the author of twenty books including Memorize the Faith! and How to Think Like Aquinas and has taught psychology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, and MacMurray College. He is a member of the Research Review Committee for American Mensa, which promotes the scientific study of human intelligence.

Binding: Paperback  304pp.
Pub Date: October 17, 2019
ISBN: 1622828305    EAN: 9781622828302