Teresa of Avila articulated for all of us the wondrous interior landscape of prayer. Journey with her through a week of prayer and meditation. Pray the psalms and confessions Teresa prayed. Use her words for meditation, and become acquainted with the wisdom of the saints who made such an impact on Teresa's spiritual growth and practice. Each day of the week includes morning and evening prayer, and there is a topic for every day, based on themes that emerge from Teresa's life and work. "It is love alone that gives worth to all things." Teresa of Avila
Vinita Hampton Wright is an award-winning novelist and book editor. As a young adult she taught school in Jordan, gaining knowledge and appreciation of both Jewish and Islamic cultures during her three years in the Middle East. Her new novel, Dwelling Places (HarperSanFrancisco 2006), has received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and ALA Booklist.