|This is an accessible guide to key themes in the spirituality and poetry of John of the Cross, collaborator with Teresa of Avila and one of the key figures in Christian mysticism.
The author, chaplain to a Spanish retreat centre, draws on his experience of guiding individuals and groups in spiritual formation through engaging with Christian spirituality.
The book offers not only insight into John of the Cross but shows how his spiritual emphases can help our spiritual journeys today. Also included are the author's own translations of poems by John of the Cross.
"Here we can encounter the gentle, transformative power of St John's verse and vision"
From the foreword by Bishop Stephen Cottrell