If a man wants to know for certain the road he is on he has to keep his eyes closed and walk in darkness. "The dark night of the soul" has come to typify that condition of spiritual dryness, depression, and seeming abandonment by God that many Christians experience at some stage in their lives. Here St. John, a 16th-century Spanish mystic and poet, describes the spiritual road that leads to union with God. On this road the soul must enter the Dark Night to be stripped of its imperfections, including the famous "seven deadly sins"--a process that often takes a number of years.
About the Author :
St John Of The has contributed to The Dark Night of the Soul as an author.
St. John of the cross was born Juan de Yepes in 1542, in a small village in Spain. In his youth he met the Carmelite nun Teresa of Avila, and joined her monastic reform movement.
Alan Jamieson has contributed to The Dark Night of the Soul . ALAN JAMIESON is a minister in New Zealand and a trained sociologist. His internationally acclaimed first book, A Churchless Faith, researched why people leave their churches to continue their walk of faith outside the church.
|Title:||The Dark Night of the Soul||Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Author:||St John Of The, Halcyon Backhouse, Alan Jamieson|
|No. of Pages:||131|
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