The Spiritual Life is a complete and systematic overview of every aspect of the spiritual life, and of every question connected to it. Logically structured, orthodox in doctrine, and anchored in the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers, and the Doctors of the Church, The Spiritual Life deals with topics as essential, diverse, and fascinating as: Prayer for Beginners, the Fall and its Consequences, Interior and Exterior Means of Perfection, Mortification, Controverted Questions, and Extraordinary Mystical Phenomena.
And yet Tanquerey’s masterpiece is not only engrossing but surprisingly easy to read and can serve equally well as a personal guide, an authoritative reference book, or a teaching manual on Catholic doctrine and spirituality. In short, The Spiritual Life is the best and most thorough single-volume treatise ever written on the spiritual life.
Having acquired a significant reputation, it is widely used in many Catholic seminaries and is recommended by many spiritual writers, religious orders and congregations to their members.