I was excited to read a free ebook written by Connie of Contemplative Homeschool. She has contributed some wonderful posts here at Suscipio and I find her personal blog to be informative and encouraging, rooted solidly in the Catholic faith. Connie has written whats she calls her “first” ebook which gives me hope there will be more.
Connie’s ebook, Five Lessons From the Carmelite Saints is a short, quick read. Do not let that mislead you into thinking these lessons are of little importance. I liken this ebook to the Sign of the Cross; it may be short and simple, but if we truly knew it’s value, we could spend the rest of our lives contemplating the mystery. The same is true for this ebook. There is so much material for spiritual growth contained in Five Lessons From the Carmelite Saints.
Each lesson begins with a quote from a Carmelite saint, then a short teaching on the lesson. The lesson is completed by a “What to do” section. The very first lesson…You were made for union with God. See, I told you, simple lesson right, but we could meditate on that one assurance alone until the day Christ comes. Yes, I meant to say assurance. Connie’s ebook may be encouraging more of me than I am already giving God, but only because He has made me for so much more and she uses quotes and scripture to prove it.
I encourage you to print off a copy for yourself…it’s free! And then keep it where you spend your quiet time.