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An excellent book on a spiritual genius., 10 Feb 2002
In my opinion, no other mystic offers instruction on the spiritual path in such a systematic and helpful way as St. John of the Cross. This book is unique too, because (as far as I know) there is no other non-academic work which explores John's ideas so thoroughly and carefully.
It's a book to be read slowly, though, as John talks of a world and an experience which is utterly beyond and above most of our imaginations... yet one, he assures us, that is open and available for us all.
I can't recommend this book enough. It gave me hope, courage and inspiration - I hope it has a similar effect on you.