Dark Night of the Soul
by St. John of the Cross
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A sequel and continuation of Ascent of Mount Carmel, the Dark Night of the Soul
is a spiritually moving and mystical book. In it, St. John of the Cross
continues his description of the soul's journey--the "dark night"--to
the "divine union of the love of God." A poet at heart, St. John describes the
journey and the union with beautifully rich and deeply symbolic language.
However, St. John does not simply describe the journey; he seems at times to be
offering encouragement and comfort directly to readers as they too struggle
with the excruciating dark night. Offering hope to the downtrodden and
discouraged, the Dark Night of the Soul is one of the most difficult books a
person can read, but its difficulty is surpassed by its reward. One of the most
profound works of Christian mysticism, this book is highly recommended for
those seeking union with God.
CCEL Staff Writer
It now also comes with a helpful introduction and extensive notes.