Dark Night of the Soul
In this spiritual classic, St. John of the Cross presents 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.
Once purified from earthly attachments, the soul can advance through that "dark night" into unity with God. The soul, accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, cooperates with God and opens itself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory.
191 pp, soft cover