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Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life

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Kathleen Gati, Gabrielle Madé

15 Hours 14 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

July 2018

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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.

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  • Deidre R.

    Excellent translation and narration! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get to know this amazing Saint.

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