The Heart of Holiness

Friendship with God and Others

Written by Fr. Gary Lauenstein

Street Date: September 2016


Reflecting on Scripture, writings of the saints, and his own experience, Redemptorist Father Gary Lauenstein demonstrates that the heart of holiness is friendship with God, who is love. As a result, our everyday experiences of our friendships with others are our stepping stones to holiness.

With simplicity and grace, this book helps the reader to meditate on his understanding of himself, others, and God, and to look at his relationships in the light of their purpose–to give and to receive the love of God. The author, who is an experienced and certified spiritual director, examines the importance, in any relationship, of attentiveness, communication, disinterestedness, and joy. He shows how our path to God passes through and encompasses our friendships with one another.


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