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Under the Torrent of His Love: Therese of Lisieux, a Spiritual Genius Paperback – January 11, 1995


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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Alba House (January 11, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0818907207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0818907203
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #993,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Book Glutton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 29, 2010
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The title speaks of the "Spiritual Genius" of St. Thérèse. Most people would immediately associate this with the development of what is called her "Doctrine of Spiritual Childhood," or what has been come to know as her "Little Way" which most people interpret as one of great simplicity. The title also describes God's love in terms of a "torrent," a word used primarily by young people downloading their music.

In living her Little Way, St. Thérèse therefore seems to have lived as a Carmelite in such sharp contrast with the Carmelite that most people would relate the most harsh or difficult, St. John of the Cross. It is in this book, however, that the well-known Carmelite scholar Father Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus shows me for the first time, that there is a significant connection between the two saints. This took me by surprise. I am sure that many other people are not aware of this either. However, he tells us:

"The young Carmelite [Thérèse] was captivated by the powerful thought of St. John of the Cross, his rigorous and loving logic, the sublime descriptions which expressed what she was feeling. She was enthralled with the harmonious music of his words and the audacious poetry of his symbols, which left in her soul the ineffable effects of the divine contact. She fed on these pages and let herself be carried away in recollection towards the regions where the contacts were renewed. St. John of the Cross' texts were so easily and profoundly impressed upon her memory that they poured forth later on in her conversations with the novices each time she wanted to instruct them, to support an affirmation, or to stir up love.

"The fundamental principles of the doctrine of St. John of the Cross became those of the teaching of St.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By taemo33 on July 12, 2013
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Had never heard of this book, or it's author. Incredible, in every possible way. Brings Therese' to light in a whole new way
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