Books by Francis de Sales
Francis de Sales was a 16th-century priest. His Introduction to the Devout Life, which has remained in print continuously for almost four centuries, teaches his central insight: that the devout life does not require withdrawal from the world. Francis served the church during the Reformation, in Calvinist areas of France, when celebrating mass was punishable by death.
The Catholic Controversyis a collection of leaflets Francis wrote and inserted into copies of his sermons, posted on walls, slipped them under doors and handed them out. in an attempts to re-evangelize Calvinist Protestants who would not listen to Catholic preaching for fear of reprisals. Through his efforts, in four years almost 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith. Even today his are some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism and a masterly defense of the Catholic Faith.
Francis de Sales, Catholic Controversy: St. Francis De Sales Defense of the Faith, T A N Books & Publishers, 1989.
Francis de Sales, Finding God's Will for You, Sophia Institute Press, 1998.
Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Vintage, 2002.
Francis de Sales, Treatise on the Love of God, Tan Books & Publishers, 1997.
Francis de Sales; Power, Joseph F. and, Wright, Wendy M., Francis De Sales, Jane De Chantal: Letters of Spiritual Direction (Classics of Western Spirituality), Paulist Press, 1988.