The Quest for Virtue : A Journey to Union with God
Whether you're striving to grow in your faith, yearning to love God more, or simply seeking a way to slow down and embrace what truly matters, this book will assist in providing yourself with the best possible gift ever - a closer relationship with God. The Quest for Virtue is filled with practical and straightforward advice for an attainable, Christ-centered life filled with more faith, simplicity, generosity, and far less complexity, all held together by a love for God. Containing all the personal joys and struggles that we all seem to have in common, it is written with a hope to challenge and inspire you.Editorial Reviews: Delightfully humorous, painfully honest and always spiritually centered, Alan Scott's The Quest for Virtue will lift you up and help you in times of need. - Laurie Hill Crosbie, M.A., author of Salvation In IndianaAlan Scott is that rare kind of writer that seeks to grow in virtue by honestly confronting our most common vices and distractions. He doesn't shy away from the struggle of everyday life, instead recognizing great potential for growth, even during our mundane or often frustrating days. If you want to start cultivating the habits of true virtue, his practical advice and words of wisdom in The Quest for Virtue is the perfect place to start.- Michael J. Lichens, editor and host of Catholic ExchangeQuest for Virtue is a wonderfully written-testimony of the goodness, faithfulness, and mercy of God. It is a poignant reminder that when we allow ourselves to "be still and know that I am God", He can and will work in and through our lives. The writer echoes the words of St. Augustine's cry; my heart will not rest, O God, until it rests in you.- Br. Boltoph, O/OSB, The Order of St. Benedict, Servants of Jesus Bethlehem Priory In a world full of vice, Alan Scott shares the necessary tools with the reader to live a life of virtue. If you desire to become a happier and holier person, this book holds the road map to success. - Fr. Edward Looney, author of A Rosary LitanyGrab The Quest for Virtue next time you're stressed, worried, discouraged...or about to strangle someone. Its gentle wisdom and humor will ease you back to sanity, back to the person you know you can be. Alan doesn't trumpet maxims from the mountaintop - he's struggling right there with you, but maybe a few steps ahead. This collection of essays provides guidance to those new to the spiritual journey and encouragement for those who've been on it for a while. Either way, pack this book as a trusty companion.- Rose Folsom, author of VirtueConnection.comThe Quest for Virtue offers simple yet profound reminders of how we might better focus on God. Pleasant to read and insightful, Alan Scott addresses issues mothers face on a daily basis: distractions, living in the present, and patience. He presents a challenge to all aspiring saints, and every mother desiring to grow in virtue in the midst of family life.- Denise Renner, author of The MotherlandsThe virtue of Alan Scott's The Quest for Virtue: A Journey to Union with God lies in its simplicity, simplicity itself being one of the virtues he addresses that can best help us focus on things that truly matter the most - God and the things of God, including the right relations to ourselves and our neighbors. The Quest for Virtue is an accessible, reliable, and enjoyable guide on that journey toward God through virtue. It teems with humor, the author's heartfelt life lessons, common sense, and not-so-common insights on how to practice every day the kinds of behaviors that lead to all sorts of good and Godly habits of thinking, feeling, and doing that are the stuff of the virtues.- Kevin Vost, Psy.D., author of The One-Minute Aquinas
- Paperback | 146 pages
- 140 x 216 x 8mm | 177g
- 06 Sep 2017
- Grow in Virtue Publishing
About Alan Scott
Alan Scott is a writer and designer residing in Virginia. A former Agnostic, he converted to the Catholic faith in 2004. In 2014 he started his blog GrowInVirtue.com, which focuses on growing in holiness, by attempting to live a life more simple and virtuous, a life that is lived for God. When he's not writing or designing, you'll find him, hands dirty, in his garden.