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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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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.

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The Lion of Lisieux

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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wonderful

loved it this has moved to the top of my most favorite book, I am sure I will be listening to this time and time again. There is just so much amazing information to be found in this book

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This book is life changing.

If you aren’t aware, this autobiography is considered a theological masterpiece. Yet it can be read in a sitting.

So rather than flying through it, I gave it the attention it deserves. I listened carefully and slowly, wanting to understand why this book is so revered by Church scholars. The result is humbling.

I found many gems, but most of all I found myself using the book as a mirror. I don’t think I’ve ever understood what it means to love God.

St Therese, pray for us.

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