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Preparation for Death

Considerations on Eternal Truths

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Some books are meant to be read, then put on the shelf to gather dust or to be given away or thrown out with the trash; others are to be re-read for a lifetime. One of the latter is this book, Preparation for Death, by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696–1787), bishop and Doctor of the Church. He wrote Preparation for Death to help Christians become more dutiful in the care of their souls. The plan of the book consists of thirty-six considerations divided into three points which are meant to be read and meditated on. 

Combined with beautiful artwork and audio, St. Clement ePress has now reproduced this Classic book electronically which takes full advantage of the interactivity found in the Apple's interactive book format. We hope this will help the modern reader enter more deeply into the spiritual reality St. Alphonsus is introducing us to.

In this electronic edition you will find:
- The complete Eight-Day Retreat found in the original edition of the book; with each day directly linked to it's corresponding chapter.
- A Foreword by Rev. Carl Hoegerl, C.SS.R., Archivist for the Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province.
- 40+ photos of classic Christian artwork.
- 175+ Glossary notations introducing the reader to contemporaries of St. Alphonsus and many of the Saints that influenced him.

Join in the celebration of the Year of Faith with this interactive book developed and designed by St. Clement ePress.


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Customer Reviews

Beautiful and engaging!

The title is little misleading, because this is a must read for everyone living! The artwork in this interactive book is both engaging and beautiful. I have read the printed text of this book, but the interactive style and the beautiful art draws you into a closer relationship to what St Alphonsus most likely had in mind when he wrote this! BUY IT - READ IT. The perfect book for our time.

Important Catholic Resource

This book contains a lot of beautiful artwork that helps one to meditate on such a profound subject. I highly recommend this spiritual classic especially during Advent and Lent.

Preparation for Death
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: Aug 15, 2012
  • Publisher: St. Clement ePress
  • Seller: St Nicholas Project Inc
  • Print Length: 222 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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