Spiritual classics can be daunting for a lot of us. Did you know that a lot of them are available in audio format? You can listen to St. John of the Cross or St. Theresa of Avila as you’re driving to work or running errands.
This series of audio books includes titles unabridged from G. K. Chesterton, Pope Benedict XVI, the saints and more.
Composed near the end of her life, this book represents the culmination of Teresa’s spiritual experience. Teresa attempted to explain the beauty of the inner life of the soul, the stages in a life of prayer, and the characteristic joys and trials of each stage. In this most famous of mystical works, St. Teresa encourages her readers to participate in the search for this ultimate reality – the source of her own love and joy.
In spite of all the essays and poems and books and philosophy and social criticism that flowed from his prolific pen, G.K. Chesterton is best remembered for some detective stories he wrote. And it is fitting that it should be that way, because first of all, nothing would please him more, and secondly, almost everything he wrote falls in line with his mystery stories, achieving the same effect of presenting a puzzle to us, leading us along, and finishing us off with the shock of truth, the surprise, the revelation of things that we should already know, the solution that is utterly appropriate but entirely unexpected.