A Carmelite nun, Thérèse of Lisieux has become one of the most popular saints in the 20th century, due to her humble, spontaneous piety and devotion to small-scale renunciations. Wright, who leads workshops on creativity and spirituality, revisits high points in Thé>rèse's autobiographical journey.
The wisdom of St. Thérèse of Lisieuxfor all who want to pray How did this saint's preciouseven precociouschildhood devotion to God develop into such wisdom? Thérèse Martin entered a Carmelite convent at age 15 and died of tuberculosis at age 24. In that short time, her "little flower" of a life came into vibrant, spiritual bloom. Millions of people know and adore St. Thérèsethe world's most popular saint during the first half of the 20th centuryfrom her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, an international bestseller. This warm, wise little book will help you to discover firsthand how to receive God's presence and love. You will: Walk with Thérèse through days of humility, suffering, beauty, and spiritual sensitivity. Discover how, through prayer and growing faith, you too can follow your own Little Way to authentic Christian experience.
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.