The Inward Path to God - A Prayer Journey with St. Teresa of Avila
By Wayne Simsic. St. Teresa of Avila invites you to accompany her on the inward path to God. Her approach to prayer and spirituality is down to earth and accessible for the average person. Though she was blessed with the gifts of locutions, visions, and ecstasy, she also struggled with mental distractions during prayer. Using the writings of St. Teresa, the author gives you a brief biographical sketch, and, then, explores three virtues necessary for growth in prayer: humiliation, self-knowledge, and detachment.
St. Teresa takes you by the hand and explores the seven dwelling places of the "interior castle," which culminates in the prayer of union with God. At the end of each chapter, the author offers questions for reflection. This book is a valuable tool for spiritual growth in your prayer life. Softcover, 174 pages.