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Fire Within: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and the Gospel – On Prayer by Thomas Dubay
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This book is the fruit of Fr. Dubay’s many years of study and experience in spiritual direction and in it he synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church tjomas prayer–St.
John of the Cross wuthin St. Teresa of Avila–and the teaching of Sacred Scripture. But the teaching that Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplat This book is the fruit of Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone.
It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations.
Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors thimas retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings dubsy the Church’s two greatest mystical doctors.
Published September 1st by Ignatius Press first published August 31st Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer.
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John of the Cross, and the Gospel—on Prayer’. I w It’s wonderful! I was first introduced to his work withinn the video series, Contemplation: After watching the video series, I was intrigued by this universal call which sounded like some well-kept family secret!
When do we get this call? How do we hear it? Why have I never heard about this before? And yet time after time in his lectures, Father drew on Scriptural references for his arguments. It was just that I had never heard prayer explained in quite this way before.
Growing up Catholic, prayer was vocal and formulaic. It had plenty of patterns and rules. Finding this book was truly a Godsend for me. Although it deals with very complex theological concepts at times it is written in a straightforward and easy-to-read manner. It is laid out logically and covers all the bases and witnin questions beginning with the topic of the book itself.
My favorite chapters in this book are the ones dealing with Friendship and Spiritual Direction.
They are also the ones which are the most severely marked up in my edition. I want to recommend this book to everyone. For my full review: View all 9 comments. Feb 17, Connie Rossini rated it it was amazing. From my word recommendations on my blog, Contemplative Homeschool: Thorough, understandable explanation of Carmelite spirituality. Contains short biographies of Teresa of Avila and Cire of the Cross.
What to do at each stage to grow more. Defines contemplation and detachment.
Challenges everyone to become a contemplative. Distinguishes true mysticism from locutions and visions.
Deals with difficulties in prayer, friendship, and spiritual d From my word recommendations on my blog, Contemplative Homeschool: Deals with difficulties in fjre, friendship, and spiritual direction.
Destined to be a classic.
Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay
View all 3 comments. Oct 26, Cris rated it liked it Shelves: In this book Fr. Dubay writes a fast and furious summary of the teachings of St. John of the Cross, the two medieval Spanish saints who are considered the foremost authorities on spiritual growth by the Catholic Church.
For those feeling the call to strive for christian virtue, this is an excellent resource that forces you fore really direct all your energies towards thommas emptying of the self. It is especially good in debunking some modern mistakes and myths about prayer that vex yo In this book Fr.
It is especially good in debunking some modern mistakes fhomas myths about prayer that vex younger folks. I don’t recommend this book for people unfamiliar with the work of these saints, because Dubay assumes that his audience is already familiar with spiritual concepts like ‘infused prayer’ and mystical union.
I do recommend it if you are past the point of prunning voluntary sin and are working on unconscious tendencies. This is a book that answers all those obscure practical questions about prayer mental vrs. If you feel that you already do everything that is asked of you, this might not be the book for you yet, for the mystics demand tremendous generosity of self.
May 28, Jeannine rated it it was amazing. An excellent introduction to the lives of these two Carmelites and the world of wighin prayer. I enjoyed reading the different perspectives they had on how to live a Christian life through prayer and experiencing God.
The examples were excellent and the links to the Gospels reinforces that Christian mystics are not living in a way that is either inaccessible or contrary to the teachings in the Bible. I definitely recommend this book as an easy to read introduction to these Saints, with pr An excellent introduction to the lives of these two Carmelites and the world of contemplative prayer.
I definitely recommend this book as an easy to read introduction to these Saints, with practical means of living a contemplative life – even if you’re not living a monastic life. Mar 12, Fr. Ryan Humphries rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This little gem will be a classic sooner rather than later. Dubay takes you through the structured and wonderfully simple spiritual philosophy of St.
Theresa of Avila while providing subtle direction about the need to free oneself from the need for a structured approach. The book is readable and – i’ve always found – challenging. It’s worth your time and it’s an excellent gif This little gem will be a classic sooner rather than later. It’s worth your time and it’s an excellent gift for someone who loves the Lord and finds themselves asking questions like: Jul dubaay, Brian rated it it was amazing.
Father Dubay is a master.
A beautiful book on prayer, and a beautiful portrayal of two of my favorite authors-saints: John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Ralph Martin’s book, ‘The Fulfillment of All Desire’, is another good book in this category – but it’s a distant second.
I highly recommend ‘Fire Within’ to those who desire to know pray from the heart of these beautiful saints. May 25, John Paul Ryan rated it it was amazing. Should be mandatory reading for all Catholics. This splendid synthesis of the simple yet power philosophies of Ss Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross completely changed the way I approach prayer and meditation. Oct 05, Jacob Hedlund rated it it was amazing. Thomas Dubay did an incredible job organizing and explaining the insights and advice on prayer life from two of the most respected and experienced in the history of the Faith: Dubay does not just dive into writings and letters by the two, but he packages the book extremely well.
He opens it up with a short biography of each and then explains why they are relative. After delving into the teachings themselves, he goes into other aspects of prayer life, Teresa Thomas Dubay did an incredible job organizing and explaining the insights and advice on prayer life from two of the most respected and experienced in the history of the Faith: After delving into the teachings themselves, he goes into other aspects of prayer life, Teresa’s personal life, and other nuggets from Teresa that did not fit into any of the other chapters.