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Thomas Dubay did an incredible job organizing and explaining the insights and advice on prayer life from two of the most respected and experienced in the history of the Faith: And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Although it deals with very complex theological concepts at times it is written in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner.

This book was a constant reminder and made me really excited for increased prayer I think I tried to read this book twice before and had a hard time getting through the first 50 pages, but this go-around I was quite enthralled.

Dubay takes you through the structured and wonderfully simple spiritual philosophy of St. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. After delving into the teachings themselves, he goes into other aspects of prayer life, Teresa’s personal life, and other nuggets from Teresa that did not fit into any of the other chapters. Feb 06, Kim Zimmerman rated it it was amazing.

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It was just that I had never heard prayer explained in quite this way before. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer. View all 9 comments. One with passion and edge, rather than just going through the motions of Christianity.


This book provides deep insight to the Universal Call to Holiness and serves as a great introduction and summary to the works of these two great Carmelite saints.

Description This book is the fruit of Fr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was first introduced to his work via the video series, Contemplation: John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.

It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness.

All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context thomss their scriptural foundations. In fact, it is subtitled, ‘St. Contents A Question of Relevance.

Mar 12, Fr. The Best Books of Return to Book Page. Teresa of Avila, St. Foster’s Streams of Living Water as a good resource for the Contemplative stream. My favorite chapters in this book are the ones dealing with Friendship and Spiritual Direction.

I definitely recommend this book as an easy to read introduction to these Saints, with practical means of withih a contemplative life – even if you’re not living a monastic life. When do we get this call?

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This is one of the only books I have read more than once. Most books on Carmelite spirituality are either too biography focused and impractical, or are ultrapractical but shallow and lack the depths of Carmelite theory. I could turn to anywhere, start reading, and feel my heart has been illuminated by wisdom. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations.


I haven’t finished it either. It is especially good in debunking some modern mistakes and myths about prayer that vex yo In this book Dubat. Father Thomas DubayS. Other editions – View all Fire Within: Honesty, the chapter on Teresa’s 7 Mansions alone makes reading this book worth it. Such is this volume on prayer because it boldly proclaims Truth from the writings of St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross and shows how these saints’ teachings fubay prayer and the spiritual life are “pure Gospel”.

Fire Within: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and the Gospel – On Prayer

Mar 30, Stef rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Challenging, stark, and provocative. John of the Cross, and the Gospel on Prayer. This was my first exposure to Father Dubay’s amazing insight to prayer through the saints.

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How do we hear it? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Nov 10, Christine rated it it was amazing. Fire in the Nights. John of the Cross and St. Hope empties the memory of passing allurements that we might seek eternal enthrallment. Challenges everyone to become a contemplative.

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