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As a translation, it is quite good.
In The Spiritual Canticle and The Living Flame of Love, where John treats more explicitly of union with God, he does so in terms of lover and Beloved.
The work is about an excrutiating and almost indescribable journey, and a book about such a subject should by no means be a light afternoon read.
Nice book but translation is in somewhat archaic language and I found this a barrier to enjoying the text.Published 6 months ago by haggis face
This isn't a book for just any reader. You definitely have to have knowledge of mysticism. The book helped me immensely on my journey.Published 16 months ago by J.C. Jones
It is a little hard to read in some parts, but very educating. I enjoyed reading it, and would recommend it to people who like to read this kind of literature.Published 22 months ago by Alma Oliva
If you're looking for language to put to your wilderness season, this is the book for you. I went through a period where I didn't feel like I could see or hear God like normal. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by crystalcarols
A very good book for those trying to grow in their faith. Somewhat hard to read because of the translation.Published on December 7, 2012 by Robert E. Puhalla
This is for someone who is seeking union with God and the summit of perfection. It is a supernatural gift from God given to man kind through his servant Saint John Of The Cross, a... Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by me
Though the book has antiquated language and though the notes about variants can be distracting, this spiritual classic deserves a wider reception today. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Henry Hogeterp
The Baronius Press hardback edition of "The Dark Night of the Soul" is superb (I haven't seen their paperback). Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by abcy