Are your fears, weaknesses, doubts, and anger keeping you from intimacy with Christ? Do you struggle with despair? Let St. Therese teach you perfect trust.
Learn how Therese of Lisieux trusted God through tragedy, scruples, spiritual darkness, and physical suffering. Connie Rossini pairs episodic stories from the saint's life with memories of her own quest to trust. With sacred scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and insights from psychology, Rossini leads listeners to surrender their lives completely to Jesus.
Practical and accessible, Trusting God with St. Therese includes questions for reflection that make it a perfect for book clubs and faith-sharing groups.
This book brought St. Therese to life for me. The author has done something remarkable by including in each chapter a part of Therese's life, solid Catholic teaching, a practical reflection of this truth in her own life, questions for reflection and suggested activities. This format is extremely helpful and allows one to hear, understand, and put into practice spiritual truths taught and exemplified by Jesus' Little Flower, St. Therese.
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As a fan of St Theres and a newly interests secular Carmelite, I was looking forward to a journey into the life of a current member. Instead it seemed to be about an a women disappointed in not making the titles of 3rd order Carmelite. She does grow in her faith but seems unhappy with her experience. She admits her difficult situations that keep arising that led to her not being confirmed.
If you want to learn about Carmelite spirituality, as lived by St Therese in her "little way", this audible book is a goof introduction. The narration conveys the spiritual mood of the author and of St Therese's own words. The book alternately presents the author's life stories, passages from or in St Therese, and spiritual reflections.
If you love Carmelite spirituality, this is a must read. The narrator, Betty Arnold, is the very best. This is the most perfect combination - St. Therese, the writer Connie with her loving vulnerability and trust and the narrator make it come alive. Blessed to hear it.
This is a wonderful book! Part memoir, part biography, part devotional , the author does a fantastic job of covering both why and how to trust God. She uses St. Therese as her example of how to trust completely in God in all circumstances. St. Therese believed that it was not only preferable but possible for imperfect sinners to go directly to heaven without having to pass through purgatory first. Read and/or listen to this book to find out the secret that St. Therese taught!
the narrator was very good with only a few hiccups along the way. My biggest complaint with the audio is the background hiss that plays for almost the entire audiobook. It sounded like a digital dub of an old audio tape that was wearing out! I very highly recommend this book!
I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for a fair review!
This was a wonderful audiobook for reflection about trust, faith, anger, and renewal through lessons reflecting back to the pure soul of Saint Therese of Lisieux. She was known as 'The Little Flower'. The author Connie Rossini did a remarkable job with narratives from the the autobiography 'Story of a Soul' by St. Therese. She incorporated many of her own life experiences into this book which made it easy to relate to.
She also discusses fear, pride, and judgement which were followed by practical suggestions about dealing with these issues that all people have at some time or another. She put it in an easy to understand format to help the listener try new approaches to practical living. I enjoyed her thoughts on meditating on different passages. This I plan to do.
I love any and all books about the Saints. I still have a really old copy of "Lives of the Saints" handed down to me that I carry. Saint Therese of Lisieux is one of the most beloved for her spiritual life and as a Doctor of the Church. This is a must read for any Catholic or Christian or anyone simply ready to rediscover or strengthen their spirituality and/or faith.
Betty Arnold narrated this book beautifully. Her soft voice made it a delight to listen to. She spoke clearly and precisely and I would love to hear more from both her and the author. Great work.
Audiobook received in exchange for an unbiased review.