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The Fulfillment of All Desire Audiobook
The Fulfillment of All Desire
Written by: 
Ralph Martin
Narrated by: 
Drake McCalister
The Fulfillment of All Desire Audiobook

The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints

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Publisher's Summary

Drawing upon the teachings of seven spiritual doctors of the church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

©2006 Ralph Martin (P)2013 Ralph Martin

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    Kindle Customer 02-10-15
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    "wow!"

    (Audible review). Outstanding! Suddenly my 90-min commute wasn't long enough! I knew early in the book that this was going to be special. I hung on to every word! Will be a guiding companion on my journey.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    w. silva 01-11-15
    w. silva 01-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "mspirit"

    This book points the way to the father. It incorporates Pope John Paul 2 and St. John of the Cross and many other saints and Doctors in order to add merit to the writings of the book and. A must read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    jess4u 06-09-15
    jess4u 06-09-15
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    "Had to take it in twice in a row."

    I tried reading St. John of the Cross once and found that I was neither intellectually or spiritually prepared for his Ascent or Dark Night. After listening to St. Terese's Story of a Soul and Come Be My Light from the writings of Blessed Mother Teresa (both through audible.com), I found this book which explained simply and beautifully the spiritual journey to God based on the writings of these and other Saints. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has recognized in himself or herself even the slightest desire for God. (The four star performance was only because the narrator sometimes mixes pronouns or reads incorrectly based on a comparison with the eBook version.)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Scheerger COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 04-21-15
    Margaret Scheerger COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A favorite audio book"

    The author, Ralph Martin, has studied and taught on the college level classes on some of the well known saints he quotes from. For me book has been a great Christ centered guide to the spiritual life . Plus the narrator is easy to listen to.
    This book keeps on teaching me for I have listened to it three plus times and each time I get something more out of it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 08-26-15
    Jim 08-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a Good Introduction to the Mystical Doctors"

    I have tried to get into this audiobook twice now. The first time I got 5 hours (out of the 16 total) into it, and this most recent time 8 hours. There was just too much sin, guilt, need for repentance, fear of everlasting damnation for my taste - not that these aren't realities, but there needs to be some balance with God's great love and mercy. Perhaps that was coming in the second half of the book, but I'm not willing to stick around to find out.

    If you want a good introduction to the mystical doctors such as John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, etc., I would suggest two other routes. Either read their works directly, or find a good book with daily meditations for reflection and prayer from their writings. These would be much more balanced ways to learn about these important theologians of the Church.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    mpw 05-04-16
    mpw 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent guide for the spiritual journey! "

    Wonderful distillation of the wisdom of the Doctors of the Church on the Spiritual Marriage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Randy Sexton 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Deep lessons and so easy to listen to!"

    In the past 2 years I have listened on my Audible to the individual writings of these great teachers and doctors of spirituality. Ralph Martin has done a truly amazing job of making connections between them to allow us to see the commonality of their teachings as well as the depth of individual spiritual lessons they have to teach us.
    The narrator was an excellent choice. His clear soft voice was so easy to listen to and did not distract from the message but pulls you in.
    Pull up an easy chair and sit down and learn. Or do as I do and listen on those long road trips.
    Either way please get this. You will be so glad you did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria B Vonada Delaware, Ohio United States 03-12-16
    Maria B Vonada Delaware, Ohio United States 03-12-16
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    "loved this book."

    read this twice already. want to read it again to glean all I can from the wisdom.

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    12/27/15
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    "A Lifelong Companion"
    Would you listen to The Fulfillment of All Desire again? Why?

    You simply have to - so much to glean from which cannot be achieved in simply one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book. Have learned so much. Re-listen often. Feel closer to God.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • chris
    3/8/15
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    "A great writing for a genuine spiritual growth"
    Where does The Fulfillment of All Desire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best writings and guides for my spiritual growth.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author brings together spiritual experiences of the greatest Doctors of Catholic Church who present me the Wisdom they have gained from God on their roads of finding Living God in their lives: St Therese of Lisieux, St John of the Cross, St Bernard, St Therese of Avila, St Catherine, St Francis.


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

    Difficult to chose a single thing - I was amazed by mere fact of bringing the spiritual experiences of our Saints together in a new way and how they coincide one with another. Sometimes almost identical. If I were to choose a single one thing it would be a warning given by St Teresa of Avila to those who seek seriously spiritual maturity: (paraphrased): "I was misled for many years by my spiritual directors who kept calling no-sinful thing at all something which was in reality a venial sin and a venial-sinful thing that was a in reality a mortal sin until a Dominican priest straightened things out and called mortal sin a mortal sin and venial sin a venial thing. Since that moment my spiritual growth took a new growth."


    Any additional comments?

    Great thanks to the author who without making of his own "theological and spiritual acrobatics" shows a "proven" way to spiritual maturity by honest study of the Doctors of the Catholic Church.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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