Dark Night of the Soul and Other Great Works (Pure Gold Classics Series)
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...
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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 great illumination, revealing:
Divine wisdom and the passion of divine love.
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.
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 death of the self-life, 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.
The Pure Gold Classics series by Bridge Logos Publishers is a collection of beloved Christian classics that have endured changing civilizations, theologies, doctrines, and even changes in Christianity itself. Centuries of time and countless Christian lives have proved their value and the enduring truths that they contain of the kingdom of God and Jesus Christ. They continue to provide strong spiritual food for those who are hungry for the deep things of God.
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St John of the Cross (1542-1591) was born Juan de Yepes Alvarez in a small village in Castile, Spain. In his youth he met the Carmelite nun Teresa (later St Teresa) of Avila, and joined her monastic reform movement. He is considered, along with Teresa, as the founder of the Discalced Carmelites, men and women who dedicated themselves to a life of prayer. Along with his classic Dark Night of the Soul, he is also known for writing Ascent of Mount Carmel, A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and The Bridegroom Christ. His works are highly regarded and widely studied by the church today.