The Deceiver: Our Daily Struggle with Satan
Roman Catholic Books
Providentially, perhaps, that is the exact theme of Fr. LivioFanzaga’s The Deceiver: Our Daily Battle with Satan—thetop-selling religious book in Italy in 2000, now in Englishfrom Roman Catholic Books. Fr. Fanzaga, the Rome-educatedand Vatican-endorsed writer and director ofEurope’s largest Catholic radio network, warns:Efforts to soft-pedal the reality and continuous threatof the devil have left many Catholics “unarmed andunprepared” to resist him.But the question is: How does Satan tempt and deceive us?How can we see through him, and resist him?
Drawing dazzlingly from Scripture, tradition, saints’ lives, and hispastoral experience, Fr. Fanzaga supplies practical answers:
PLUS: How Satan tempts you with (and how to resist):Neglect of God and Prayer • Attachment to Material Things• Worries and the Anxieties of Life • Distrust • Complaining• Blasphemy • Irritability • Misunderstanding • Lack of ReciprocalAcceptance • Infidelity • Immodesty • Lust • Curiosity • Gossip• Foul Language • Deception • Injustice • Dishonesty• Vanity and Pride • Jealousy and Envy • The Refusal to Forgive• Misuse of Free Time • Television and Entertainment