Products>Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer

Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer

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, 1989
ISBN: 9780898702637

Overview

This book is the fruit of Thomas Dubay’s many years of study and experience in spiritual direction and in it he synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer—St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila—and the teaching of Sacred Scripture.

But the teaching that Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone. It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on, and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church’s two greatest mystical doctors.

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Key Features

  • Presents the fruit of Dubay’s study in spiritual direction
  • Synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church
  • Provides timeless spiritual instruction from Jesus, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila

Contents

  • A Question of Relevance
  • The Woman and the Man
  • The Experience of God
  • Creation and Meditation
  • What Is Contemplation?
  • The Teresian Mansions
  • Conditions for Growth: St. Teresa
  • The Freedom of Detachment
  • Fire in the Nights
  • The Transforming Summit
  • The Universal Call
  • Miscellaneous Matters
  • Discerning Growth
  • Locutions and Visions
  • Friendship
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Liberating Completion

Praise for the Print Edition

This book is a gold mine for any Christian intent on making progress in prayer. Any reader who appreciates the relevance of the spiritual in these troubled times will find Fire Within difficult to put down. A work of art by a master of the spiritual life.

—Benedict J. Groeschel, professor of pastoral psychology, St. Jerome’s University

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About Thomas Dubay

Thomas Dubay i a retreat master and spiritual director for religious communities around the country, as well as a highly regarded speaker at conferences and retreats for lay people in North America. He has hosted five different 13-part television series on spirituality and prayer, and is the best-selling author of such acclaimed spiritual works as Deep Conversion/Deep Prayer and Prayer Primer.