by Saint Therese of Lisieux
"Be not afraid to tell Jesus that you love Him; even though it be without feeling, this is the way to oblige Him to help you, and carry you like a little child too feeble to walk."
The Story of a Soul, better known to the English public as The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, was first published in 1899. Today it ranks amongst the greatest Christian spiritual classics. Almost every pope since its publication has proposed St. Therese's teaching to the faithful for their imitation- Pius XI declared her the greatest saint of our age and John Paul II made her a Doctor of the Church.
The Story of a Soul possesses in some degree a characteristic common both to the Gospels and The Imitation of Christ. Men and women open the book, often quite casually, and are caught by the vivid clarity or simple profundity of some sentence that their lives are completely changed.
The final chapter, written for her eldest sister Marie, is simply a childlike outpouring of her heart to Jesus Himself.
This spiritual classic will speak gently to your heart.