Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Hidden Life: Hagiographic Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts” as Want to Read:
The Hidden Life: Hagiographic Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Hidden Life: Hagiographic Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  31 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Book by Edith Stein, Lucy Gelber, Michael Linssen
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by ICS Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Hidden Life, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Hidden Life

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Sara
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Words will fail me. In short: this is the most important book I have read after the bible. It, like no other, has unlocked my relationship with Christ through my more mystic tendencies. Her orthodox love of our Lord propelled her to tell the stories so many saintly examples of Christian living. I am, eternally, grateful for this text.
Amanda
Once I realized that this book was a mix of almost everything that Edith Stein wrote while in Carmel, I grew to enjoy it. I even at times forgot she was the author - I was so absorbed in the lives of the other Carmelite saints she talks about in these pages, two of which I had never even heard of. The meditations, especially on the renewal of the vows, were beautiful and my imagination ran wild with images of the cloistered Edith writing it, knowing that, outside her monastery, the world was fal ...more
Nathaniel
rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2014
Harry Allagree
rated it it was amazing
Mar 31, 2012
Ratadiajo Manullang
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2013
Mark Rist
rated it it was amazing
Jan 05, 2016
Theresa
rated it it was amazing
May 29, 2013
Ron Stafford
rated it it was amazing
Sep 23, 2013
Anna Grace Madden
rated it it was amazing
Aug 08, 2015
Isaiah Hoogendyk
rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2016
John Giannone
rated it it was amazing
Oct 25, 2012
Renato Santis
rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2013
Terri
rated it really liked it
Feb 03, 2013
Paddyradz
rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2010
Joseph M Abraham
rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2014
Brandy Traphagan
rated it it was amazing
Mar 18, 2013
Maryann Ayer
rated it it was amazing
Aug 16, 2017
Lisa
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, catholic, saints
The best of both worlds: meditations and hagiographies!
Jacob Torbeck
rated it it was ok
Jan 16, 2013
Edward Johnson
rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2015
Charlotte
rated it really liked it
Mar 27, 2013
Kentalion
rated it really liked it
Feb 09, 2017
Liz
rated it really liked it
Sep 01, 2013
Melissa
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2016
Evan
rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2013
Eric
rated it liked it
Jul 27, 2015
Jillian
rated it liked it
Jul 15, 2008
Angie
rated it it was amazing
Dec 17, 2016
Weronika Janczuk
rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2013
Mary Ellen
rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2017
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
82877
Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, (German: Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, Latin: Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) (12 October 1891 – 9 August 1942), was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to the Roman Catholic Church and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. She is a martyr and saint of the Catholic Church.

She was born into an observant Jewish family, but was an atheist
...more
More about Edith Stein...
“To suffer and to be happy although suffering, to have one’s feet on the earth, to walk on the dirty and rough paths of this earth and yet to be enthroned with Christ at the Father’s right hand, to laugh and cry with the children of this world and ceaselessly sing the praises of God with the choirs of angels—this is the life of the Christian until the morning of eternity breaks forth.” 7 likes
More quotes…