his major work, Ascent of Mount Carmel,
century Spanish poet and mystic, St. John of the Cross, provides a
road map for all who seek to make the spiritual journey to union with
God. This poem recounts John's passage through the various dark
nights of faith on his own journey. Reflecting on the character of a
personal union with Christ, found in the surrender of the self, John
encourages readers who may be passing through their own times of
trial and death to self. He demonstrates how we need to leave behind
all worldly ties and appetites in order to achieve “nothing less
than transformation in God.” Through his wise counsel, framed in
lyric poetry, st. John of the Cross walks with those who yearn to be
closer to God and are willing to pass with Him through the Cross to
gain the incomparable joy of union with the Beloved.
Paperback, 192 pp.
Measures 5" by 7 1/2".