The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation (Deluxe Leatherette)

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The book of 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls is now available as a beautiful deluxe leatherette, featuring a ribbon marker and gilded edges.

St. Alphonsus Liguori, the Prince of Moral Theologians, was one of the greatest preachers in Church history. A religious founder, far-reaching theologian, and holy man of God, Saint Alphonsus never fails to utter a stirring word that draws out a lively penitence and redoubled dedication to the work of God from his audience. Carved out from his greatest writings, The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation contains classic texts of Catholic spirituality that teach you the practical way to Heaven.

In these selections, St. Alphonsus reviews 12 key virtues that lead to sanctity and heavenly glory:

  • Love, Faith, and Hope;
  • Love of God and Love of Neighbor;
  • Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience;
  • Meekness and Humility;
  • Recollection and Prayer; and
  • Mortification and Love of the Cross.

Resonating throughout St. Alphonsus's work, and here no less, is the profound sense of sin and its awfulness that he undoubtedly felt and from which he longs to save his flock. He dwells repeatedly on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven, bringing the reader to consider his own eternal destiny. Above all, St. Alphonsus's words are permeated by what seems a prolonged meditation on the words of Our Lord: "What doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul?"

And yet, though St. Alphonsus can be a terrible and grave man to hear, it is only from the most unique tenderness and subtlety of his heart that such words can spring. For "out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaketh," and St. Alphonsus's heart was only filled to the brim with genuine desire for innocence and purity of heart in all his spiritual children. It is worth noting he never refused absolution to anyone.

There is no better teacher on moral theology to ever grace the Church than St. Alphonsus Liguori. Let The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation guide you away from the mortal error of indifference to sin and into the joyful light and beatitude of holy suffering, leading you up the 12-step stairway to sanctity.


St. Alphonsus Liguori
TAN Books
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10 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Book

    Posted by Maryt on Feb 16th 2024

    The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation is a beautiful little book that includes writings of St Alphonse's Liguori. The leatherette visiting is lovely and comfortable to handle. A purse sized classic of a spiritual giant. Declared A Doctor of the Church. Great to have esp during this Lenten season.

  • 5
    12 Steps to Holiness & Salvation

    Posted by Andrew Maguire on Feb 15th 2024

    Like the book. Wish it was on sale again.

  • 5
    This is a BEAUTIFUL and very meaningless volume, well worth the price. I only wish I had ordered multiple copies at $10 but had no idea what a treasure it was.

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 14th 2024

    Excellent book!

  • 5
    A fantastic source of inspiration, healing and love in trying to get to heaven.

    Posted by Larry Ball on Feb 12th 2024

    It will lead me to be closer to God.

  • 5
    Spiritually inspiring!

    Posted by Walter Barnett on Jan 29th 2024

    The first chapter on Faith was awesome. I spent a lot of time in the first chapter (marking up several prolific sentences) and look forward to the rest of this great Spiritual Guide!

  • 5
    The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation

    Posted by Edith on Jan 29th 2024

    It is a beautiful book to draw you closer to God. It’s easy to read and understand. It’s beautifully bound & small to carry with you.

  • 5

    Posted by Joseph W Moore on Jan 18th 2024

    read every night

  • 5
    Love this book

    Posted by ELLEN S. on Jan 15th 2023

    I am reading 1 chapter per month, that way I can re-read several times. Very easy to read and understand. Not alot of fluff and extra words, just wisdom.

  • 4
    The 12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation

    Posted by PATRICIA M. on Jan 11th 2023

    Wonderful book to start during Lent.