From Spain to Texas: A Cepeda Y Ahumada Family Journey

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Like I said, it's worth chewing on and therefore worth the read. I first read The Life of St. Teresa in college, and was fascinated by her life. The Book of My Life , a new translation by Mirabai Starr, is the first complete translation to be done by a woman.

If I had had this translation in college, it would have been immensely helpful in understanding the earthy qualities that Teresa possessed and how they influenced her writing. Even if you have read this befo I first read The Life of St. Even if you have read this before, read it again.

Jan 28, Ellen rated it liked it Shelves: It took me a while to get through this one. Saint Teresa is a bit of a rambler and it's not your typical memoir or even spiritual autobiography: There is no clear sense of progression, but then again, she was a nun so how much does a nun's life change from year to year? On the other hand, though she repeats things often, they are the kinds of things that, even if you heard them a thousand times, it wouldn't hu It took me a while to get through this one.

On the other hand, though she repeats things often, they are the kinds of things that, even if you heard them a thousand times, it wouldn't hurt to hear them a thousand more. I suppose I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the life of prayer or who is trying to improve his or her prayer life. Jan 14, Stefan Garcia rated it liked it. It is difficult to read this book as a modern person because it is such a different one, even if one remains a Catholic. I would psychologize so much of the writing here, the visions in particular, but to do that would not do justice to what Teresa was saying.


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I found the visions part to be redundant. It is much less important than she believed. What did provide more inspiration was the beginning, her struggling in the spiritual life. That part was useful as a twisty road map for anyone who woul It is difficult to read this book as a modern person because it is such a different one, even if one remains a Catholic.

That part was useful as a twisty road map for anyone who would like to embark on such a life.

The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself

Don't be turned off because Teresa is a Catholic saint during the Counter-Reformation. Read her experiences and you'll find yourself admiring a truly holy woman. I suppose some of you would even consider her similar to ascetic practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions. There is evidence of her levitating as these swamis and yogis have done. Her meditations were so strong as to cause her to escape reality to a higher plain of existence. Read this book and see what Don't be turned off because Teresa is a Catholic saint during the Counter-Reformation.

Read this book and see what intense direct communication with the divine can be. Fascinating, but a bit hard to read in places with some things I didn't understand and places I skimmed through. Still the way she describes worship, humility and devotion bring great peace. The struggles of the church that she describes could have been written in the 21st century. So it was quite the testimony to the continuity of human struggles.

However, I agree with the commentator who wrote that her later works more clearly articulate her descriptions. In this work she includes lots of disc Fascinating, but a bit hard to read in places with some things I didn't understand and places I skimmed through. In this work she includes lots of disclaimers out of humility which was an unusual dynamic to read through. Libro de la Vida by Mirabai Starr. I can only assume that this got higher ratings than it deserved because people confused the poor translation with the subject.

The language of the translation is, indeed, fine. However, a translation is inevitably an interpretation and this one is, as one reviewer rightly wrote, "froofy. Se define como una mujer a la que ni el trabajo cansa, ni el encerramiento la fatiga, ni la enfermedad la decae, ni la muerte la atemoriza, antes la anima y alegra. Some points I was asking what the heck she was talking about.

Had to remind myself she is speaking to an audience in But her ability to let go of male idiocity, common materialism I would love that blessing but would greatly fear the suffering that goes with it.

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I see why she was made a doctor of the church. Though I hear two reports on her being the first as she was made thus at the same time as Catherine o WOW. Though I hear two reports on her being the first as she was made thus at the same time as Catherine of Siena I believe. Please let me know if one has more info here: While the life of Saint Teresa is interesting, she could have used a good editor.

The book is a rambling, unfocused mess. I could have even overlooked that, but the translation was a big problem for me. How can you translate a 16th century book by a nun and edit out almost all references to the devil? How can you translate "sin" as "missing the mark"? Posts 4, Go JLo. I didnt know this, but i cant Posts 2, Location South Pasadena. Is this for real? Both of my last name are there.

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