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A seminal work of Spanish mysticism, Teresa of Avila's The Way of Perfection describes the practices and qualities of a prayerful life devoted to Christ. Although it was written over 500 years ago solely for the nuns of her convent, her devotion continues to instruct and inspire believers today.

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  • Andrea Beccar Varela
  • 07-01-2013

Excelent

Where does The Way of Perfection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm an Argentine reader, I speak Spanish so English is not my mother tongue, nevertheless I was able to understand the narration and every detail of the book, Tavia's reading is absolutely fabulous.

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All the book is very good for the spirit and I would recommend it to people accustomed to read christian- spiritual books.

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  • Flutefingers
  • 12-02-2018

unbelievably inspirational

wow. I listen to this over and over. Saint Teresa is quite serious about prayer.

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  • Theomama
  • 22-01-2015

A Spiritual Classic!

This is a spiritual classic, so no review of St. Teresa is necessary! In terms of the audiobook, this is a very well-done reading. The narrator has an odd way of pronouncing a few words that are repeated a lot. She pronounces "theologian" with 5 syllables and "prayer" with two syllables. After awhile this began to grate on me. My other criticism is that perhaps the narrator should have been an older woman, given the age of St. Teresa when she wrote this work. But overall, this was a very good reading of an excellent spiritual work. Despite my criticism, I would enjoy hearing books read by this narrator again.

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  • LuvOthers
  • 10-01-2015

2nd time

This is the second time I have listened to the book. I got so much more out of it then the first time. I am looking forward to listening to it the third time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-2020

Learn the Words

Not Av-u-la

Not FRAY

Come on, learn the pronunciation of the words before presenting the book.

Very distracting.

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  • THE INCREDIBLE MS TK
  • 17-01-2017

Very uplifting and inspirational!

I listened to the recording over a course of 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! You can really live by the beautiful message of this beloved saint!

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  • Michael 465
  • 17-11-2015

classic. practical wisdon to live & pray by.<br />

a classic by Teresa of Avila period written in the 15 hundreds your words ring relevant today. practical wisdom

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  • RedDawg
  • 17-07-2015

A classic

What else can I say, a timeless spiritual classic with eternally good advice. A great help in the struggle for virtues and interior life

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  • peter
  • 07-04-2021

The Narrow Road

The book is filled with humility and love. If I could apply this accurately I will have found the center of the narrow path. I highly recommend it

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  • Bernard M. Bujard
  • 31-01-2021

Excellent! Content easy to understand.

Narrator was superb, pleasant voice and easy to understand. Not a lot of theology or philosophy but practical applications.

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