Have you ever wondered what temptations really are and how to conquer them?
If so, then reach for this wonderfully informative book by Fr. P.J. Michel, S.J., a shrewd professor of theology.
Here Fr. Michel explains where your temptations come from and helps rid you of them (and of your fear of them). He teaches you how to best respond to the different kinds of temptations that assail you, and he even shows you how to profit spiritually from your temptations, no matter how strong or frequent they may be! From these clear and concise pages you’ll learn:
Why you, in particular, are still tempted (and why God allows it)
Whether your temptations show that you’ve turned away from God
Whether the evil thoughts and impulses that afflict you regularly are merely temptations . . . or sins to which you have somehow consented
How to arm yourself against temptations… before they occur
When it’s better simply to ignore — rather than battle — certain temptations
What makes it easier to fend off sensual temptations
Which temptations you must never reason with (as did poor Eve, to her sorrow – and ours!)
What to do about temptations that arise from acts of virtue (e.g. pride that you’ve fasted well)
And why you must never yield to despair, especially after you’ve yielded to temptations (and what to do instead)