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With His gentle hand He wounded my neck And caused all my senses to be suspended. Part poetic masterpiece, part mystic treatise, The Dark Night of the Soul by 16th century Carmelite monk, St. John of the Cross, addresses the feeling of being forgotten by the Presence of the Almighty that every Christian, desirous of walking more closely with God must pass through in order to learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
Spiritual persons suffer great trials...by reason…of the fear which they have of being lost on the road, thinking that all spiritual blessing is over for them and that God has abandoned them since they find no help or pleasure in good things. Then they grow weary, and endeavor to concentrate their faculties with some degree of pleasure upon some object of meditation, thinking that, when they are not doing this and yet are conscious of making an effort, they are doing nothing. Perhaps one of the most widely recognized of the mystical writings, St. John's classic Dark Night of the Soul is not only practical theology but a beautiful balm of healing to anyone whose heart has ever echoed the words of Christ, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
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2 out of 5 stars
By Roisin Deighan on 03-01-17

Mechanically read

Very monotonous narrator. I'm not entirely convinced it was a human. The content is quite demanding and needs to be reflected on, so perhaps a book format is preferable. The Latin phrases are not translated so you can lose important points at times. It is however, an important classic and worth knowing but if you've time the book is best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Moarando-san on 12-15-17

Timeless Theological Tome

Well read and accessible audio version of a seminal theological work otherwise inaccessible to partially sighted readers like me.

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