This famous book details the classic strategy for achieving spiritual perfection and salvation. First published in 1589, it was the favorite book of St Francis de Sales. Vigorous, realistic and full of keen insight into human nature, this volume consists of short chapters based on the maxim that in the spiritual life one must either "fight or die!" It shows clearly how the Christian must combat his passions and vices in an intelligent method, in order to arrive at victory, rather than running around blindly beating the air. Fr Scupoli explains how to concentrate one's energies in order to make constant progress in acquiring virtue, with particularly specific advice for overcoming the vices of impurity and sloth. The Spiritual Combat is one of the greatest and best known classic on the spiritual life that will inspire and instruct readers of today just as it has for over 400 years.Scupoli, Dom L. is the author of 'Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of Soul ' with ISBN 9780895554055 and ISBN 0895554054.