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Dark night of the soul


Dark Night of the Soulis a spiritually moving book. In it, St. John of the Cross describes 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; at times he offers encouragement and comfort to readers as they too struggle with the excruciating dark night. Offering hope to the downtrodden and discouraged, Dark Night of the Soulis 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 spirituality, this book is highly recommended for those seeking union with God."