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Teresa Of Avila

An Extraordinary Life
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Bluebridge
 | 
September, 2004
ISBN:
9780974240527
Quantity: 
1
$20.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

A refreshing biography, Teresa of Avila captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila’s hallmark. This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around
Spain
to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed. For readers of any faith or none, this book brings to life an extraordinarily ordinary, lovable, and inspiring individual.

“A colorful and compelling journey into the heart of one of the greatest mystics of all times . . . a beautiful biography." —Mirabai Starr, translator, The Interior Castle and Dark Night of the Soul

Shirley du Boulay is the author of Beyond the Darkness: A Biography of Bede Griffiths.

Publisher’s Description: 

This refreshing biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avilas hallmark. This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed. For readers of any faith or none, this book brings to life an extraordinarily ordinary, lovable, and inspiring individual.

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