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Gerald Korson | author
Oct 01, 2019
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Christian Self-Mastery: How to Govern Your Thoughts, Discipline Your Will, and Achieve Balance in your Spiritual Life

 Fr. Basil W. Maturin
Sophia Institute Press, 240 pages

When the Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland in 1915, one of the 1,198 souls who perished with it was Fr. Basil Maturin, who was returning home from a preaching tour of the United States. His book provides a blueprint for practicing self-denial, which begins with honest self-knowledge and continues through the forming of virtuous habits until one achieves the true freedom won through self-discipline of the mind, body, and will. “If any man would come after me,” Jesus said, “let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matt. 16:24). Fr. Basil shows readers how.

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