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Teresa of Avila

The Book of My Life
Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
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Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book, one of the great classics of spiritual autobiography. 

With this fresh translation of The Book of My Life, Mirabai Starr brings the inimitable Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with - four centuries after Teresa's death - someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world.

©2007 Mirabai Starr (P)2018 Random House Audio

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In her own words....

A must listen and a must read. The narrator does a wonderful job. She reads as if St. Teresa of Avila is sitting and conversing with you.

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A true inspiration

I am not catholic and this is one of my favorite books to listen to. I’m going back and listen again. It’s so full of lessons to ponder it can be read/listed to many times. Get it. You won’t be sorry.

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Very interesting - good book

For a truth-seeking non-Christian, this gave me a lot of food for thought that I haven't necessarily found elsewhere. For a Christian, this would probably be a good read to help you focus on better serving the Trinity. I give it a B-, or maybe a B; from my particular standpoint.

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An excellent book read by an excellent narrator!

About this book:
I found this book a great blessing in my spiritual path that the Lord is leading me. This reassures the little experiences that I had and more that i would expect on the way. It throws great light on how holy and dedicated people were and are for God. It show how gracious and merciful He is to Love and lead us if we give him the opportunity.

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I would quickly touch upon the performance of the narrator. She had done an excellent job in narrating as if we hear from the author itself with all the expressions. It was very pleasant to hear through the whole book without any pain. I would love to find another autobiography (maybe other books as well) read by the author and listen to it.

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  • 04-22-19

Absolutely horrific butchering of a Catholic Saint’s life

This book contains commentary by non-Catholic feminists who describe Saint Teresa as ‘ravishing’ and imply that she uses feminine allure to influence male clergy into changing Catholic tradition!

It is insulting to Catholics and to Saint Teresa.

Horrible. Do not buy.

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  • Apablaza Carrasco
  • 09-21-18

Great

The book is great, the narration fantastic the translation superb, except the translations of sin into "missing the mark", mortal sin into "grave error". It is a small but big thing. All sin is error, not all error is sin. Etc. But overall fantastic audiobook!!