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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453603956
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453603956
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,575,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) was a French Carmelite nun. She is also known as "The Little Flower of Jesus." She felt an early call to religious life and overcoming various obstacles became a nun at 15. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, the last two spent in a night of faith, she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. The impact of her posthumous publications, including her memoir The Story of a Soul, made her one of the best known Catholics of the 20th century.

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Her way of humble confidence, and littleness, is something that can help anyone grow in their spirituality and help them foster a deep and intimate love for Christ.
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Everyone I know would benefit from reading this fine book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia on January 5, 2014
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I purchased the paperback of this edition of the book some time ago and have read it many times. However, as an avid reader of eBooks, I found that the one book I wish I had with me in case I ever needed to visit an old friend is "Story of a Soul." Now ICS Publications has *finally* come out with an electronic version of my favorite spiritual book!

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux was a French nun who had very little in the way of spiritual writings and died at the young age of 24. Her life was filled with tragedies, such as losing her mother at a very young age, and losing her father to dementia after entering the Carmelite convent. However, her relationship with Christ began in her earliest childhood years, and by the time of her death had matured into a simple, yet profound friendship.

Her way of humble confidence, and littleness, is something that can help anyone grow in their spirituality and help them foster a deep and intimate love for Christ. This book also gives many practical solutions to everyday problems and solutions, such as dealing with struggles in prayer and in her challenges dealing with loss and grief.

As other reviewers have stated, this is the best and authoritative translation of this book, based on the unedited copies of the original writings of Thérèse. There are HUGE differences between versions of "Story of a Soul" - the common Public Domain English translations and this version. The quotes below are one example of a huge difference between the translations. The story of the Rosary is completely left out of the Common Translation, as is the added section about the Blessed Mother.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy in ohio on February 7, 2012
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I wanted to know why this book had such a lasting impact on humanity. It is simply because she understood the purpose of why she was created and why we have all been created and how the truths she believed applies to each one of us and to all humanity for all ages.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane Chiong on March 5, 2012
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This is my first purchase from Amazon.com. Bought 3 books - The Story of the Soul, I believe in Love & Everything is grace. I was unable to locate these books from any bookstore locally and hence, turned to online purchase. Anxiously awaiting for the books to arrive and is extremely delighted to receive all 3 books in good condition.
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By William H Patterson on August 17, 2014
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Haven't finished this yet, but find it very inspirational.
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Everyone I know would benefit from reading this fine book. Do yourself a favor and get this book.
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This review is for the Angelnook Publishing Book.

I loaned out my old copy and never got it back, so just bought a new copy....does that tell you how much I like this book?

I've read my share of these type of books, and this one is at the top of my list with Angelnook Publishing Books!

If you believe that changing your thinking will change your life, that we can control our thoughts and by doing so improve our over all circumstances, you'll find this book extremely helpful.

I must say one of my favorite books on this topic, I was very very surprised with this book. The book and chapter selection is nice and WAY more than I ever expected. I definitely did not expect to find such book treasure.

I would recommend it for anyone.
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I was made aware of this autobiography of St Thérèse by Adyashanti, an author and teacher of Zen Buddhism. Adya told in his latest book of falling in love with St Thérèse, so I was intrigued. I'd never heard of her. Perhaps it was meant to be that I read this Story of a Soul at a time when it means much more. I am truly grateful. It is simply the most beautiful story I have ever read.
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