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Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux

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If you have not read Heather King before, her honesty may shock you. In this remarkable memoir, you will see how a convert with a checkered past spends a year reflecting upon St. Therese of Lisieux--and discovers the radical faith, true love, and abundant life of a cloistered 19th-century French nun.

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"King (Parched), a self-proclaimed 'sober alcoholic' and Catholic convert, combines witty humor and spiritual depth in her latest memoir, which recounts the year she spent reflecting on the life and writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The book explores Thérèse's life from childhood to early death, and relates the experiences and spirituality of the 19th-century cloistered nun to King's own life and spiritual journey in Los Angeles. Refreshingly and brutally honest, the author describes a spiritual path full of poverty, loneliness, and suffering as she struggles to come to terms with her divorce, the death of loved ones, and unrequited love. She reminds the reader that 'the scandal of Christ is that to have a relationship with him means to share in his suffering,' and that to live a life of radical social consciousness in the 21st century is often an alienating endeavor. King offers a genuinely moving account of her quest to follow Thérèse's little way, become a 'victim of love' and, indeed, to redefine what love means in the modern world. Recommended for anyone who is experiencing a 'dark night of the soul' or interested in contemporary Christian spirituality." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781557258083
Author:
King, Heather
Publisher:
Paraclete Press (MA)
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
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Biography-Religious
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Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "King (Parched), a self-proclaimed 'sober alcoholic' and Catholic convert, combines witty humor and spiritual depth in her latest memoir, which recounts the year she spent reflecting on the life and writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The book explores Thérèse's life from childhood to early death, and relates the experiences and spirituality of the 19th-century cloistered nun to King's own life and spiritual journey in Los Angeles. Refreshingly and brutally honest, the author describes a spiritual path full of poverty, loneliness, and suffering as she struggles to come to terms with her divorce, the death of loved ones, and unrequited love. She reminds the reader that 'the scandal of Christ is that to have a relationship with him means to share in his suffering,' and that to live a life of radical social consciousness in the 21st century is often an alienating endeavor. King offers a genuinely moving account of her quest to follow Thérèse's little way, become a 'victim of love' and, indeed, to redefine what love means in the modern world. Recommended for anyone who is experiencing a 'dark night of the soul' or interested in contemporary Christian spirituality." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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