The Noonday Devil Author:Bernard Basset The Noonday Devil is one demon that all Christians will come up against when they reach the ill-defined frontiers of "middle age." His specialty is that special brand of discouragement that results in fear, guilt, lack of fevor, scruptulosity, loss of conviction and apathy; and strikes all men at some time or other between the ages of eighteen ... more »and eighty. Father Bernard Basset, S.J., the noted author, lecturer, and retreat director, recognizes the Noonday Devil for what he is, and promptly dispatches him with solid, practical advice and spiritual support. Writing in his inimitable funny-serious, frank style, he offers a realistic, down to earth guide to spiritual maturity which is simple in its objectivity, candor, and clarity ("Our outhts and shoulds seek to make us more Christian that Christ...."); just plain funny in its quips and asides ("Medical materialism no longer satisfies with its glib assertion that Paul suffered a lesion of the occipital cortex and Francis of Assisi was a hereditary degenerate."); and penetrating in the very truth and reality of its subject matter. The Noonday Devil is one of those rare books on spirituality in which solid guidelines are painlessly imparted by effective use of the scalpel of wit and forceps of common sense. Any christina who reads this book will not longer tremble at the onslaughts of the "the Noonday Devil".
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