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Five Steps to the Father: The Five Phases of Growth Into the Mysteries of Baptism as Revealed in Five Phrases of the Our Father



5 Steps to the Father explains the Our Father as five “phrases that are phases” of spiritual growth set before us every time we pray as Jesus taught us to. It connects each to the “gift of the Holy Spirit” that helps us and the “capital (root) sin” that hinders us in our efforts to live out the five basic mysteries of Christian life. Each chapter ends with one simple suggestion.


This book brings the five mysteries and commitments of Baptism into our daily prayer by showing how the petitions of the “Our Father” express and motivate desire to live out each of them in turn. It explains the five steps as five phases of spiritual growth passing through awareness, commitment, dedication, surrender and abandonment. It also explains the seven “gifts of the Holy Spirit” and seven “capital (root) sins” as basic helps and obstacles to spiritual growth. It is an enriched and enriching version of the “roadmap” to spiritual growth. We recommend it as a follow- up to Reaching Jesus and The Five Promises of Baptism.


  • Publisher : Abbey Press (November 25, 2011)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 124 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0870294652
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0870294655
  • Item Weight : 4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.25 x 8.2 inches



Five Steps to the Father


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