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From Ash to Fire: A Contemporary Journey through the Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila

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    Carolyn Humphreys(Author)

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This excellent introduction to one of the most important spiritual classics of the Christian tradition is now reprinted in a new edition by popular demand. Full of solid insight, keen intuition and wise counsel for the spiritual journey, the book situates St Teresa's work in the context of the Carmelite tradition and of a contemporary understanding of holistic spirituality. One chapter is devoted to each of the seven spiritual mansions of The Interior Castle. From Ash to Fire is particuarly useful for those who are at the beginning of the spiritual journey, but has many valuable insights for all readers. Carolyn Humphreys uses easy to follow, lay person's language to describe each spiritual stage, relating it to the corresponding human dimension. You may recognize yourself in many of her vivid examples that relate to everyday experiences. She delicately brings to light that 'authentic humanness comes through a person who is dependent on God and interdependent on others,' and thus guides you along the way with sound advice. Carolyn Humphreys is a registered occupational therapist and a Secular Discalced Carmelite.

St. Teresa has inspired many books of commentary and I think Humphrey's book ranks with some of the best literary efforts of this era. -Sunelei Schulein O.C.D. Secular I found very interesting and useful. Its greatest appeal is the author's description at every stage of the human dimension the emotions psychological attitudes and behavior that accompany that stage.The reader will recognize him or herself in many of these profiles and be urged to move ahead or at least understand what is happening in one's own life and seeing it as part of God's plan. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 164 pages
  • Carolyn Humphreys(Author)
  • Gracewing Publishing (March 1, 2006)
  • English
  • 3
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By New User on October 12, 2017

    A good review of S. Teresa of Avila's classic in the spiritual life.

  • By Guest on June 19, 2017

    This book is so honest & truthful! Enjoy it immensely.

  • By christine a. fair on August 9, 2013

    Simple to follow, yet profound with wisdom.One smart, spiritually evolved individual who lives in the same world of rehab. medicine I do so I can relate to what she says, just do not meet/match her spiritual level.Gives me hope as an OCDS for my discernment times.Thanks!

  • By Guest on December 29, 2002

    I enjoyed reading E. Allison Peers's version of Interior Castle at the same time as this modern intrepretation, but I am sure this book can stand on its own. It is a spellbinding tale of the self's journey that Humphreys demonstrates how to use personally. It is particularily useful for those who are just beginning to question why they need so much stuff to keep them happy. When I travel, I find it comforting to reread. (Personal disclaimer: I am not Catholic).

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