Navigating the Interior Life

Navigating the Interior Life Days With Teresa Of Avila Is The Third Book Of Dan Burke S Navigating Series That Brings The Wisdom Of The Saints Into Your Hands These Unedited Letters Of Teresa Of Avila To Her Friends Offer A Rare Window From Which To Gaze Upon The Saint S Genuine Witness And Pragmatic Advice On Pursuing An Intimate Friendship With God Dan Burke And Anthony Lilles Provide Rich Reflections To Encourage A Deeper And Prayerful Reading Of These Fascinating Letters To Those Who Want To Sit At The Feet Of This Great Doctor Of The Interior Life About The Series Dan Burke S Navigating Series Brings The Wisdom Of The Saints Into Your Hands This Series Is A Goldmine For Catholics To Deepen Your Relationship With God And To Grow Into A Deeper Union With Jesus Christ About The Author Dan Burke Is The Executive Director Of EWTN S National Catholic Register His Award Winning Blog, SpiritualDirection, Has Helped Hundreds Of Thousands Seeking Faithful Catholic Spirituality Anthony Lilles Is An Author, Theologian, And Academic Dean Of Saint John S Seminary In Camarillo, CA And Juan Diego House For The Archdiocese Of Los Angeles His Doctoral Work Was Dedicated To The Wisdom Of The Saints And Mystics Of The Church

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[Epub] ➚ Navigating the Interior Life  By Daniel Burke –
  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • Navigating the Interior Life
  • Daniel Burke
  • English
  • 12 April 2017

10 thoughts on “Navigating the Interior Life

  1. says:

    This book is designed to be read over the course of 30 days, which is not how I read it for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that I just enjoyed it.Each day has a letter from Teresa of Avila, followed by some commentary from Burke and Lilles They explore what Teresa said, and I found myself learning a lot from their observations.I also found myself becoming friends with Teresa, a saint who s intimidated me and seemed impossible for a few years Even though I read The Way of Perfection with the Book Club and rather enjoyed it, I still held this grudgey sort of intimidated stance.This book has cured me and I now count Teresa as part of my Saint Posse She s a friend in heaven, and one who is salty and wry and holy.In this book, you ll find new quotables from Teresa, like my new favorite Peace of body will restore peace of soul But, beyond that, you ll find the kind of advice that those of us in the trenches of daily life can put to use.The interior life is something I m interested in, but that, if I m honest with myself, I m also scared of It takes work, and not easy work I m busy and overwhelmed and in a season of life that is stretching me to what feels beyond my capabilities Burke and Lilles have selected letters that aren t in the popular Teresa of Avila canon of quotes and then they ve expanded on them and pointed out the wisdom that s underlying.This is what I need I need it right now, at this stage of my life Each day is an investment of maybe five or ten minutes of reading, but it s the kind of reading that will stick with you and draw you closer to God, if you let it.Highly, highly recommended.

  2. says:

    This was my first time in reading a work of St Teresa of Avila I enjoyed her spiritual wisdom The authors did an admirable job of providing relevant historical context and adding clarity to the text of the letters.I think this would appeal to people who want a basic experience of reading works of a Saint that lived 500 years ago I imagine those who have spent time with her other writings would enjoy a brief work.Finally this is the type of book that contains significant dept, even in its brevity I found that reading one letter each day helped me digest the material I don t think I would have enjoyed it reading several letters in a single sitting.

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this book because it provided me with a deeper insight into the way St Teresa of Avila provided spiritual direction to her spiritual children She gave them very practical and wise advice in dealing with spiritual issues This book is best suited for spiritual directors or for those who are already familiar with the life and spirituality of St Teresa of Avila While the letters tend to be cryptic, the authors do a good job of unraveling their true meaning This is an easy read and was very interesting and inspiring to me.

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    I received this book from a Goodreads drawing and it is so much better than I expected The author takes snippets from Teresa s letters and explains and teaches from them He presents what he thinks Teresa intended for us to learn based on his study of Teresa s other works She was an amazing woman a nun seeking peace and learning in the midst of the Reformation She was honored and revered by some of the religious ones and was also reviled and punished by others Through all of the letters, she is pious, strong, learned, and always providing advice for others I think only Christians would appreciate this book If one has a religion other than Christianity or has no religion at all, this work would have little meaning St Teresa is revered by the Catholic church but I do not follow Catholic belief I follow Christian belief I have read it several times This is not a difficult book to read It is a book to make one think I have a great respect for this woman who believed and said so during the Reformation Hooray

  6. says:

    30 Days with Teresa of Avila is a 140 page book that takes us through thirty of St Teresa s 400 letters The topics covered in her letters include subjects like humility, mental prayer, spiritual warfare, and detachment repeatedly , to name a few I put repeatedly in parentheses, because three of the letters chosen deal specifically with this subject On the subject of detachment, St Teresa tells us the following, the so called goods of this miserable life are impediments, and I wish to have no choice in it and shall be contented wherever I may be sent In this brief lines, we can see a detachment to possessions and a detachment to personal choice, which is ultimately surrender to God.The two brief quotes above are just a small sampling of what is in this book In addition to letters from St Teresa, we also receive reflections from Daniel Burke and Anthony Lilles, the co founders of Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation With 30 letters, it is clear this book is designed to be read over the course of a month, and with short chapters, you can read each one over a cup of coffee in the morning or before you close your eyes at night Most of us know who St Teresa is but very few of us have taken the time to read anything by her, let alone her letters This book not only provided a daily boost, but also encouraged me to find the time to read her other works Way of Perfection and Interior Castle I know that wasn t the goal of this book, but I am excited to learn from this great Saint and Doctor of the Church

  7. says:

    I won this book from Goodreads It is a series of 30 short letters written by stereos of Avila, with the authors analysis and interpretation following each So it makes for an easy daily devotional to read before bed each night, or it can be read in one sitting, as the entire book is not very long The letters are fairly cryptic and are in response to friends letters or situations going on in late 1500s Spain Each letter is general advice and uplifting ideas to keep the faith in trying circumstances It is easy to read, uplifting messages of hope, but you kind of feel like if the author didn t explain what was being said, you d never read that into it Recommended if you are looking for an easy vocational.

  8. says:

    There is a weird feeling to this book Where your not sure if it has been dumbed down or if it has been smarted up Like maybe people who are in college could read this for a religion class But it is still in short parts, all in all it only took me like 2 hours to get through the whole thing It felt a little self congratulatory Honestly the whole thing was just boring self congratulatory crap in my opinion Like im sure someone put alot of work into this and i bet they are really proud of all the work they put into this Becasue its obvious alot of work went into it but like Its boring uninteresting preachy stuff I won this book in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

  9. says:

    I liked that this book was divided into short chunks, which makes it easier to read each day I also liked that the Teresa s letters were presented first, just as they were, and then analyzed immediately afterwards However, there didn t seem to much organization of the order in which the letters were presented Also, it got a little repetitive by the end I also felt like a lot of the advice didn t really apply to my life I received this book as a Goodreads First Read Yay

  10. says:

    This a good book for short, daily meditations Each day you get a letter written by St Teresa and a short reflection written by the authors It s helpful to know about the life of St Teresa, but it s not necessary The reflections are all good, even if the general topics repeat themselves occasionally At times the connection between St Teresa s letter and the meditation topic seems a bit forced, but I found every reflection insightful and helpful.

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