- Historical commentary
- Biographical info
- Appendix with further readings
For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Their writings have bestowed boundless wisdom upon subsequent generations. But they have also burdened many spiritual seekers. The sheer volume of available material creates a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Enter the Upper Room Spiritual Classics series, a collection of authoritative texts on Christian spirituality curated for the everyday reader. Designed to introduce 15 spiritual giants and the range of their works, these volumes are a first-rate resource for beginner and expert alike.
Writings of Teresa of Avila presents excerpts from the best-known writings of the 16th-century Spanish nun, reformer, and celebrated spiritual writer. This volume includes portions from The Book of Her Life, The Interior Castle, and The Way of Perfection, all from a noted contemporary translation.