Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross  audiobook

Dark Night of the Soul

By Saint John of the Cross
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With His gentle hand He wounded my neck And caused all my senses to be suspended. // Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk, St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight. // Spiritual persons suffer great trials...by reason…of the fear which they have of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over for them and that God has abandoned them since they find no help or pleasure in good things. Then they grow weary, and endeavor to concentrate their faculties with some degree of pleasure upon some object of meditation, thinking that, when they are not doing this and yet are conscious of making an effort, they are doing nothing. // Perhaps one of the most widely recognized of the mystical writings, St. John’s classic Dark Night of the Soul is not only practical theology but a beautiful balm of healing to anyone whose heart has ever echoed the words of Christ, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”

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With His gentle hand He wounded my neck And caused all my senses to be suspended. // Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk, St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight. // Spiritual persons suffer great trials...by reason…of the fear which they have of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over for them and that God has abandoned them since they find no help or pleasure in good things. Then they grow weary, and endeavor to concentrate their faculties with some degree of pleasure upon some object of meditation, thinking that, when they are not doing this and yet are conscious of making an effort, they are doing nothing. // Perhaps one of the most widely recognized of the mystical writings, St. John’s classic Dark Night of the Soul is not only practical theology but a beautiful balm of healing to anyone whose heart has ever echoed the words of Christ, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”

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“To quote from this book would detract from the coiled power of its tightly focused picture of the soul’s progress; suffice it to say that there has never been a better book for discouraged Christians. When you cannot understand what or why you believe, but you find yourself unable to abandon faith, look to St. John for help.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author Bio: Saint John of the Cross

Author Bio: Saint John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591), born Juan de Yepes Alvarez and also called San Juan de la Cruz, was a major figure of the Catholic Reformation, a Spanish mystic, and a Carmelite friar and priest. He was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered, along with Saint Teresa of Ávila, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. Both his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature and one of the peaks of all Spanish literature. He was canonized as a saint in 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII.

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Author Bio: St. John of the Cross

Author Bio: St. John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross (1542–1591) was a major figure of the Counter Reformation, a Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar, and a priest. He also wrote poetry, including “The Dark Night of the Soul” and “The Living Flame of Love.”

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 5.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English