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St. Teresa of Avila's 'Interior Castle' to be Featured in Book Club

August 20, 2019

The Ave Maria Press edition of St. Teresa of Avila’s spiritual classic, Interior Castle: The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary, will be the featured book in the Renovaré Book Club from Feb. 3 to March 21, 2020.

Interior Castle is one of the most celebrated books of Christian mysticism ever written. Remarkably simple both in style and structure, Teresa's book begins with the vision of the soul as a “castle made of a single diamond ... in which there are many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.” Building on this image, Teresa constructs a work of stunning spiritual and psychological wisdom. In his commentary, Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., breathes fresh air into this timeless work by examining Teresa's thought in its historical context and summarizing her teaching in a brief and straightforward manner. Ave’s edition of this work is the only one to provide spiritual nourishment in an accessible form while remaining completely faithful to Teresa’s mystical vision.

Renovaré is a Christian nonprofit organization “that models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church.”

The book club is being facilitated by Mimi Dixon, a member of Renovaré’s Board of Directors and a teacher at the Renovaré Institute.

You can get more information about the book club on Renovaré’s website. Signups begin August 26, 2019. The cost is $50.

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