Dark Night of the Soul
takes readers on a deeply spiritual journey through challenges, hardships, difficulties, and temptations to complete union with God. St. John narrates this journey of the soul, which requires death to self and detachment from the world. In a step-by-step process, he shows how God can use this "dark night" to eventually bring our human spirits into greater illumination, revealing Divine wisdom and the passion of divine love. He shows in detail how the soul can walk securely through the darkness and the wonderful effects that are wrought in the believer as a result of the dark night. The book includes CD of selected excerpts from book.
Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591) was a poet, priest, philosopher, and mystic who helped to bring about reform within the Roman Catholic Church during the sixteenth century. A member of the Carmelite Order, he worked diligently with Saint Teresa of Avila to return their order to its proper foundation, a deep devotion to Jesus Christ. As a result of their efforts, John was imprisoned. Central to Saint John's beliefs are the necessity of death to the self, the mortification of the flesh, and overcoming the devil, the world, and all temptations so that the soul can be completely united to God and His love.
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