St John of the Cross writes of the meeting with God, and of God's approach to us. His choice of metaphor and illustration have helped many readers in their lives of prayer, in their understanding of the mystery of the relationship between creator and creature. Roy Campbell has an affinity with the Carmelites whom he met during the Spanish Civil War, and it is easy to believe him when he says that the saint helped him in his translating. In this volume you have the Spanish and English texts set out in parallel, in a beautifully produced volume. I'm very glad to have it. Anna Mary O.P.