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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2010
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The Way of Perfection, Contemporary English EditionTeresa of AvilaParaclete Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$14.39 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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No one can teach a Christian to pray, like Teresa can.
This journey through the life and writings of Teresa of Avila will engage Christians who would have never before considered encountering a post-Reformation Catholic nun. Mair Burney makes Teresa accessibleand essentialfor understanding what it means to come to know God, and how its possible.
Claudia Mair Burney is a freelance writer living in Lexington, Kentucky with her tattoo artist husband Ken, four of their seven children, and a dwarf rabbit. She has published seven novels, including the Amanda Bell Brown mysteries, and Zora and Nicky, a Christy Award finalist, and is
the author of the popular blog, Ragamuffin Diva. God Alone is Enough is her first nonfiction book.
Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5June 19, 2010Christy LocksteinGod Alone is Enough: A Spirited Journey with St. Teresa of Avila seemed like an opportunity to see inside Claudia's faith.Teresa seems like a lively and intelligent woman who was constantly analyzing her prayer life in order to encourage others to the heights she had seen with God. She uses simple metaphors like gardens and water fountains to bring enlightenment to readers. All of this is told through Mair's wry and always loving writing. The fifth chapter taught me so much! I often feel guilty if I'm too exhausted or in pain at the end of the day to engage in deep prayer with the Lord, but Mair reminded me that God is completely aware of my troubles, and if I'm just too wiped out on occasion, he understands and won't punish me for it. Mair lists Teresa's steps to prayer including privacy, begging, and keeping Jesus always in mind. The one step that jumped my prayer life to the next level however, was imagining Jesus right with me as I pray. I know that Jesus is always with me, and when I pray, I am most certainly praying to him, but I have never before imagined him as sitting at the end of my bed, holding my hands, and listening to my prayer with a smile across his beautiful face. Mair then instructed me to say the Lord's Prayer out loud while following those instructions. I could barely squeak the words out, and the tears ran like rain down my face. I've said the Lord's Prayer hundreds, if not thousands, of times in my life, but never before have I truly experienced the Presence of God with me while saying those old words. There is so much wisdom and beauty in this book, even though I am done reading it, I will never be truly finished reading it. It's going on the short list of books that I reread on a yearly basis. This is a book that will truly shake up your prayer life and give a new appreciation for St. Teresa who lived over 500 years ago.