Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life

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BlueBridge, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 pages
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This refreshing biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila's hallmark. This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed. For readers of any faith or none, this book brings to life an extraordinarily ordinary, lovable, and inspiring individual.

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Review: Teresa of Ávila: An Extraordinary Life

User Review  - Tweedledum - Goodreads

Review written in 1998: I'm so glad I came across this book. My little exploration of St Teresa so far left me completely cold, but understanding where she was coming from changes everything. Inspired ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeni Enjaian - Goodreads

While at first I was intrigued by this book, ultimately I was left unsatisfied. I read this book for my Reformation class (and will be writing an academic book review soon) and chose it because I knew ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Shirley du Boulay is the author of Beyond Darkness and The Road to Canterbury. She worked as a radio and TV producer covering religious and spiritual topics for the BBC.

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