From Strength to Strength

Seven Timeless Virtues for Christian Discipleship

By Joseph T. LaBelle

From Strength to Strength

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  • Publication Date: 7/2/2020
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From Strength to Strength

Seven Timeless Virtues for Christian Discipleship

By Joseph T. LaBelle

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  • ISBN: 9781725261440
  • Pages: 182
  • Publication Date: 7/2/2020
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About-

The tradition of Christian spirituality offers many insights and courageous personal examples to guide contemporary disciples in following the way of Jesus. The thoughts of early Christian writers, martyrs, medieval mystics, and notable Christians from more recent centuries, have all contributed to the development and understanding of the Christian virtues contained in this book.

Christian spirituality offers a practical wisdom that has been tempered by the joys and trials of past centuries, helping to form and strengthen disciples of later generations. It offers the same for our time. Each Christian virtue in this book reveals a timelessness that offers an old yet rearticulated quality for our contemporary Western world that, regrettably, tends to overlook the riches of the classical Christian tradition.

Christian disciples are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and experience the fullness of life that he did, through interiorizing Jesus’ way of relating to others. His faithfulness and openness to the love of his heavenly father enabled Jesus to fully and freely share that love with others. Examining and embracing these seven Christian virtues will help to strengthen us along our journey, as they have for countless disciples over the centuries.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“LaBelle’s From Strength to Strength is a remarkably successful book at many levels. While composed with scholarly rigor it is easily accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Although not literally a ‘how-to’ manual of popular piety, it offers many practical and helpful examples and insights for integrating the virtues into daily life. It also combines a historical analysis of these virtues interpreted in the light of contemporary perspectives, disciplines, and sources. I highly recommend this book for both those desiring to teach the virtues to others as well as for those seeking ways to deepen these practices in their own personal and spiritual lives.”

—John J. Markey, OP, Professor of Theology, Oblate School of Theology



“Popular books in spirituality often lack depth in that they are not sufficiently grounded in Scripture and in deep wells of Christian tradition. This book is an exception. It is a wonderful work of retrieval, one that makes ancient and forgotten secrets come alive. Drawing on Scripture, the patristic writers, and the medieval mystical tradition, this book reexamines through the long arc of history seven virtues that lie at the center of Christian discipleship so as to let them speak today with their full richness. The book is a wonderful combination of scholarship and bread-and-butter spirituality.”

—Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, author of The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality

Contributors-

Joseph T. LaBelle

Bio(s)-

Joseph T. LaBelle, OMI, is a professor of Christian spirituality at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. A Roman Catholic missionary priest, the author has served for several years in pastoral ministry in different regions of the United States. He has also taught in various levels of training for students preparing for consecrated religious life and ministry, and has authored one book and several articles in Christian spirituality and discipleship.

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