Fire Within: Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, & the Gospel on Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay
This book is the fruit of Fr. Dubay's many years of study and experience in spiritual direction. He synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer—St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila—and the teaching of Sacred Scripture.
But the teaching that Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone; it is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperatives of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on, and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church's two greatest mystical doctors.