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Contemplation – Fire Within – Book Recommendation

June 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel-On Prayer
by Father Thomas Dubay, S.M., retreat master and spiritual director.
Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay

Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay

Fire Within is a wise and accessible work of synthesis and systematization of the thought of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross on authentic mystical contemplation. One caution – if you have yet to read more basic works on prayer, contemplation, and meditation (and their historic definitions) you may want to pick up, “Prayer Primer” by the same author and read it first.  Otherwise, you will likely miss many of the important distinctions and directions that these great saints have to offer us in our pursuit of God.

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Yours in Christ, Dan
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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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