Dark Night of the Soul

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In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St. John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls.

With a soul purified from earthly attachments, we can advance through the much quoted but oft misunderstood dark night of the soul into unity with God. By accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, the soul cooperates with God and opens herself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory.

Be not afraid: Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred—including you.
St. John of the Cross
Translated by:
David Lewis
Preface by:
Conor Gallagher
TAN Books
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Life changing

    Posted by DOMINICK R. on Mar 19th 2023

    If there were only 2 books that I can ever read it world be this book and the Bible

  • 5
    Highly recommended

    Posted by JOANNE K. on Oct 22nd 2022

    I'veheard of this book so often and finally have the opportunity to read it for myself.

  • 5
    The Dark Night of the Soul

    Posted by Michael L. on Apr 29th 2022

    For me, this is a new translation of St John of the Cross;s spiritual classic. The work is well done indeed. The "Dark Night" we must now deal with in a world at war can be enlightened if we follow St John;s psychology and apply his lessons to ourselves and our fears. Of course, much more fruit follows when one has a spiritual father or mother to help in guidance, but such are hard to find. This book is a good first step.

  • 5
    Highly Recommend

    Posted by Alexandra F. on Apr 5th 2022

    Highly Recommend

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