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Dark Night of the Soul by Juan de la Cruz
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The Dark Night of the Soul is a spiritual lifeline. There is a deep dark valley which all who seek spiritual maturity must cross. It is the valley between our initial cultural or religious assumptions and the true unbridled nature of a relationship with a living God. St. John of the Cross gives the reader hope that if they can steel themselves to continue past all the safety nets of the reality we are born into, we will emerge on the other side with a connection to God we never thought possible.

The challenge of Dark Night of the Soul is that the spirit is childish and spoiled at the start. What we think is a righteous hunger for God is often an entitlement for God to conform to our wishes. Self-pity is the often the greatest threat to maturity, and St. John of the Cross gives a graceful road-map to get through.
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April 29, 2014 – Shelved as: classic-mysticism
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