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A Life of Prayer: Faith and Passion for God Alone

St. Teresa of Avila

James M. Houston & Clayton L. Berg

Publisher ‏ : ‎ David C. Cook; New edition (December 29, 2005)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 078144196X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0781441964
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches

About the Book

Her writings are more than 400 years old, yet Teresa of Avila continues to impact Christians with her fervent, passionate faith in God. the teachings of this sixteenth-century Spanish saint and mystic are practical enough for modern society because they are based on sheer devotion and holiness to God through prayer and common sense.

Edited by James Houston, a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality.

Table of Contents 

Preface to the Classics of Faith and Devotion

Editor's Note About Teresa of Avila

Introduction by Clayton L. Berg, Jr.

Chapter 1: Teresa's Early Years of Failure and Later Years of Difficulty in Prayer

Chapter 2: Essentials For a Prayer Life

Chapter 3: Prayer, As Faith and Fervor For God Alone

Chapter 4: Prayer Life as  A Garden

Chapter 5: The Interior Castle: The Interior Life as Many Mansions for God's Presence - Part 1

Chapter 6: The Interior Castle: Part 2

Chapter 7: The Interior Castle: Part 3

Chapter 8: Practical Consequences of a Life of Prayer

Appendix: A Guide to Devotional Reading

Scripture Index

Subject Index