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.
This book includes correspondence (and context for understanding it) from Mother Teresa's early years in religious life and throughout her years as founder of a new religious community. This correspondence reveals Mother Teresa's struggles, doubts and her sense of abandonment by God. These revelations can encourage and strengthen us as she reveals her abiding faith despite darkness and trials.
Through beautiful prose and inspiring meditations, Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes".
"A Must Read for Advent."
Everyone has had to say goodbye. Experiences of loss abound: death, illness, unemployment, severed ties, financial struggles, or geographical moves, to name but a few. Joyce Rupp has a healing gift for helping readers and listeners to reflect, ritualize and reorient themselves when loss looms large in their lives. In this book, she writes about healing and recovered hope. This audio edition includes six chapters, rooted in Scripture, and concluding with questions for further reflection.