Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
Just finish reading “Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, Third Edition” by author Therese de Lisieux and translated to English by John Clarke.
This book was recommended by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, who sees St. Therese as her spiritual master. I reckon that since she was not a Catholic and is a regular Protestant Christian like me, if she can enjoy reading it, I can probably do that too. But I must admit, this is one of the hardest book to read, the language is unlike modern novel, there are many terms relating to Catholic practices which I’m not familiar, and it is more like her diary than a biography. She pours out her innermost thoughts and longings and I must say, it is incredible to read the heart of a little girl so young and yet so filled with such deep love for God. She knew her life, her mission, and she displayed her obedience and love in the little ways. I must admit I only read 3/4 of the books as it got a little too hard to read towards the end. But I was greatly humbled after reading it. It is a must for all Catholics and all God loving people!