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An edition of The Road of Hope (2019)

The Road of Hope

A Gospel from Prison

New and Expanded Third Edition
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Written in English

255 pages

Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan is one of the most inspiring voices of the twentieth century, a true modern-day hero. During a time of political unrest in Vietnam, he was arrested for his faith and spent the next thirteen years in prison. There he endured harsh treatment and deplorable conditions. Nine of those thirteen years he spent in solitary confinement.

During those long years of isolation and imprisonment, instead of giving in to despair and self-pity, Van Thuan learned his greatest lesson. He found God in the darkness; he was never alone, never without comfort. He discovered that his life still had purpose, even in the midst of incredible suffering. He began using scraps of paper to compose messages of hope and courage for his fellow believers, which were smuggled out and eventually published. These short messages of encouragement, 1,001 in total, were instantly popular with the Vietnamese people, many of whom also knew what it was like to suffer for their faith.

And now, from the damp darkness of a prison cell thousands of miles away, these messages of hope and light have passed through barbed wire, traveled across oceans, and been handed down over many years to speak to your heart today to offer you hope and light for your path.

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The Road of Hope

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The Road of Hope

A Gospel from Prison

New and Expanded Third Edition

This edition was published in by Wellspring


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Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan is one of the most inspiring voices of the twentieth century, a true modern-day hero. During a time of political unrest in Vietnam, he was arrested for his faith and spent the next thirteen years in prison. There he endured harsh treatment and deplorable conditions. Nine of those thirteen years he spent in solitary confinement.

During those long years of isolation and imprisonment, instead of giving in to despair and self-pity, Van Thuan learned his greatest lesson. He found God in the darkness; he was never alone, never without comfort. He discovered that his life still had purpose, even in the midst of incredible suffering. He began using scraps of paper to compose messages of hope and courage for his fellow believers, which were smuggled out and eventually published. These short messages of encouragement, 1,001 in total, were instantly popular with the Vietnamese people, many of whom also knew what it was like to suffer for their faith.

And now, from the damp darkness of a prison cell thousands of miles away, these messages of hope and light have passed through barbed wire, traveled across oceans, and been handed down over many years to speak to your heart today to offer you hope and light for your path.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Translator's Preface to the English Edition
Prologue
One: Departure
Two: Duty
Three: Perseverance
Four: The Call: Vocation
Five: The Interior Life
Six: The Supernatural Life
Seven: Prayer
Eight: Sacrifice
Nine: The Heart
Ten: Fortitude
Eleven: The Presence of God
Twelve: The Church
Thirteen: Faith
Fourteen: The Apostle
Fifteen: The Eucharist
Sixteen: Obedience
Seventeen: Poverty
Eighteen: Chastity
Nineteen: The Family
Twenty: Humility
Twenty-One: Restraint of Speech
Twenty-Two: Joy
Twenty-Three: Wisdom
Twenty-Four: Studies
Twenty-Five: Development
Twenty-Six: Dedication
Twenty-Seven: Renewal
Twenty-Eight: New Life
Twenty-Nine: Suffering
Thirty: A Happy Child
Thirty-One: Charity
Thirty-Two: Ordinary Work
Thirty-Three: Leadership
Thirty-Four: Examination of Conscience
Thirty-Five: Our Mother Mary
Thirty-Six: Hope
Thirty-Seven: A Life of Hope

Edition Notes

Source title: The Road of Hope: A Gospel from Prison

Translation Of
Duong Hy Vong
Translated From
Vietnamese

Contributors

Translator
John Peter Pham

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27344590M
ISBN 10
1929266561
ISBN 13
9781929266562
Amazon.com
1929266561

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