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Saint Teresa of Avila: Passionate Mystic (Paperback)
"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens us to love." —St. Teresa of Avila
Journey to the 16th century to discover the fiery passion of Saint Teresa of Avila, one of Christianity's most inspiring saints. A tireless reformer and the mentor of Saint John of the Cross, Teresa's greatest legacy is her revelation of ecstatic love for God—a love so powerful that it pierces the heart like a burning sword.
Through illness, hardship, and persecution by the Inquisition, this courageous mystic lit the way with her unquenchable spirit to an "interior castle," a place of unimaginable beauty and light where no darkness can touch us. Saint Teresa of Avila gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle woman, to draw upon her strength in your own times of need.
About the Author
Mirabai Starr teaches philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, and is the author of new translations of Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross and The Interior Castle and The Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila. She lives in Taos.
Caroline Myss is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, and Why People Don't Heal and How They Can. A leading voice in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness, she holds degrees in journalism, theology, intuition, and energy medicine. She has appeared on two highly successful public television programs, and on The Oprah Show. For more, visit myss.com.
“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do whatever best awakens us to love.” —Teresa of Avila
“As I read this magnificent book, I felt the familiar grace of Teresa of Avila sparkling all around me.” —Caroline Myss