The Life of Teresa of Jesus: The Autobiography of Teresa of Avila (Paperback)
The Autobiography of Teresa of Avila
Image, 9780385011099, 464pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 1991
Written in 1565 at the request of her confessor, St. Teresa's autobiography is at once an extraordinary chronicle of a life governed by the desire to draw closer to God and a literary masterpiece that brings to life a woman of candor, humor, and great spiritual strength. Teresa writes of her early life, the conflicts and crises she faced, and her decision to enter a life of prayer. Her lyrical, almost erotic descriptions of ecstatic experiences call to mind the senuous language of the Song of Songs.