Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life

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Darton Longman & Todd, 2004 - Christian women saints - 292 pages
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This biography captures the combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila's hallmark. This 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.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Lia Aprile - Goodreads

Ugh. I was really excited about this book because I'm very interested in Teresa of Avila, but it was pretty darn dry. A shame, because her life, from what I've heard, was anything but. I was looking ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peggy Wickham - Goodreads

I have trouble reading for very long lately, but this book I could not put down. I found Teresa (my Confirmation name!) a wonderful person to emulate. She had an amazing life, and the parts about St. John of the Cross made me want to read about him too! Read full review


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