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The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux Audiobook

The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux: The Story of a Soul

Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.
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Sharing memories from early childhood through her life as a Carmelite nun, Therese opens her heart to us. This bride of Christ reveals her passion and longing for union with God. Her simplicity is charming and we begin to believe that we can travel the path to salvation that she points out to us.

©1957 Doubleday (P)2006 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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    Jessica WAUKESHA, WI, United States 10-12-11
    Jessica WAUKESHA, WI, United States 10-12-11
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    "Loved It!"

    This book and the life of St. Therese does a wonderful job of showing us how we can work for God in very small ways. All our efforts for good should be given to God.

    I also found it fascinating to learn what a Saint thinks and does to become a Saint. This book caught my attention right away because it started from St. Therese's very young years.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Matricardi Calgary, AB Canada 02-24-14
    Jonathan Matricardi Calgary, AB Canada 02-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    A beautiful account of child-like simplicity and complete dedication to Christ. Less a 'little flower' and more a lion, Saint Therese demonstrates heroic love, heroic virtue and an heroic prayer life. All primarily from her small village and nun's cell. Without this book she probably would have been unknown to the world, but she was certainly known by Our Lord.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Roland Vellanoweth Anza, California USA 06-29-13
    Roland Vellanoweth Anza, California USA 06-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprisingly contemporary"
    If you could sum up The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux in three words, what would they be?

    Honest Faithful Hopeful


    What other book might you compare The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux to and why?

    Psalms as St. Therese states almost every recollection as a thankful prayer to God.


    Have you listened to any of Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it was inspiring in particular how I can hear the voice of the young woman come through and easily hear my young daughters and their concerns in the writing.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book to read / listen to and put down to come back to over a period of a month as it is inspirational and trying to read it too quickly robs one of the full experience.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Ann Wood Montana 02-03-13
    Lee Ann Wood Montana 02-03-13
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    "Read and reread "

    The simplicity is great. Yet with each read there is more to be found and strength to be gained.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Calgary Canada 04-27-12
    Bruce Calgary Canada 04-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Extraordinary Book on Love and Christian Mysticism"
    What made the experience of listening to The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux the most enjoyable?

    Therese's personality and approach to life are so incredible that every Christian should read this book, in addition to John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress". The two most important commandments for Christians are to love God, and to love your neighbor as yourself, and this book shows that in action.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Catharina APPLETON, WI, United States 03-09-13
    Catharina APPLETON, WI, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely Beautiful"
    If you could sum up The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux in three words, what would they be?

    This is a beautiful story of a young girl whose one wish is to serve Christ. It is a great devotional for any Christian.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Leominster, MA, United States 12-19-11
    Carol Leominster, MA, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2015
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    "An amazing woman, child of God."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Therese


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    That she was truly an inspired, yet afflicted, soul who considered herself blessed with affliction.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    It's not entertaining. It's real life! It is not exciting. It's the reality of life on earth. There is no plot, no storyline, no climactic end. This is the real life autobiography of this young girl who tackled her life, her fears, and her disabilities with strength and courage that she realized (amazingly) were blessings that kept her from the temptations of her of her

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 09-16-14
    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 09-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspirational with lessons for everyone"

    This book recommended from two people so I read it not knowing what to expect. I was presently surprised.
    Written by Saint Therese of Lisieux it starts off sharing the story of her life, growing up devoted to God and follows her short life. It offers a unique look of the actions of a Saint and share her mindset, thoughts and views. While the life she lives is challenging and requires personal sacrifice, it is not impossible and brings a relatable example of someone truly devoted to Christ.
    On the surface you think it unlikely to offer guidence for a 'modern world' but the lessons and advice are timeless. Advice on dealing with life's little annoances, from people you don't get alone with, to dealing with people who talk at the theater. Shows how often it is the little things we do that have greatest affect on people and pleases God.
    While you probably won't go into it or finish expecting to become a saint yourself it does give guidence and inspiration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer East Syracuse, New York, United States 01-31-12
    Amazon Customer East Syracuse, New York, United States 01-31-12
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    "love this audio"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I have told my friend. To get this book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Therese the little. Flower


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No I loved it


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Bonilla 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Simple yet powerful."

    Others have stated similar sentiments with an eloquence far greater than mine. It is a joy to fall in love with the Little Flower and with her Way. It may be a good idea to come to her autobiography having already read something of her life in order to be able to put her observations in perspective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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