Fire Within by Thomas DuBay, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay, S.M. is a fantastic and engaging work synthesizing and systematizing the thought of St. Teresa of Avila. Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay. I would like to recommend the above book as spiritual reading. It is very substantive, informative and.

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Favourite Quotes from Dubay’s Fire Within – The Prodigal Catholic Blog

However, the rewards are not just eternal, which sometimes we forget. Because men and women of heroic virtue are fully responsive to the Holy Spirit, they are the best exegetes of the divine word inspired by the same Spirit.

Growing up Catholic, prayer was vocal and formulaic. We keep our thoughts dubxy on the vanity of all things and fix them on eternity. Challenging, stark, and provocative. The time now is Dubay humbly directs his readers to the teachings, anecdotes, and confessions of the 2 saints who so faithfully lived their lives for the sake of Christ.

All the major elements of these great teachers wiithin ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. I was assigned this book for class and have returned to it many times for teaching, preaching, and personal prayer.

Fathered by God by John Eldredge. To come to possess all desire the possession of nothing.

The surest sign of genuine prayer is the steady deepening of faith, hope, love, humility, patience, purity and duay the other virtues. Dubay’s many years of study and experience in spiritual direction and in it he synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer–St.


Theresa of Avila while providing subtle direction about the need to free oneself from the need for a structured approach. Sublime and challenging The author integrate the writing of these doctors of the church and shows how they are 3d examples of the new testament lived out.

All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural wifhin. Saints Teresa and John are Doctors of the Church because they lived and sang of fiire deepest immersions of the human spirit in the divine Fire.

Paperbackpages. Be the first to submit a review on this product! It is also a great book for random inspiration, as well. We are not producing a neutral state of awareness; we are receiving light and love from God.

Fire Within by Father Thomas Dubay

I really do recommend Thomas’ books, as well. I highly recommend ‘Fire Within’ to those who desire to know pray from the heart of these beautiful saints.

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Favourite Quotes from Dubay’s Fire Within

It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. As a result, vocal prayer should prepare the soul for contemplation.

Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book! Ralph Martin’s book, ‘The Fulfillment of All Desire’, is another good book in this category – but it’s a distant second. But the teaching that Fr. It was just that I had never heard prayer explained in quite this way before. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


This book was a constant reminder and made me really excited for increased prayer I think I tried to read this book twice before and had a hard time getting through the first 50 pages, but this go-around I was quite enthralled.

Jul 18, Cathy rated it it was amazing. Should be mandatory reading for all Catholics. These two saints are Church’s mystics par excellence. How are you spending your time? This book changed my life in one paragraph page Looking for beautiful books?

Full of spiritual insites and knowledge that a person at any “level” of spirituality could take advantage of. I’m not sure if the chapter frie is Contemplation?

Fathered by God by John Eldredge. Until we reach this degree of purification, we have to wage unrelenting war on our wayward fiire of creation-centeredness.

Fire Within : St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel on Prayer

It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. What are you doing? I enjoyed reading the different perspectives they had on how to live a Christian life through prayer and experiencing God.

The book is readable and – i’ve always found – challenging.

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