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Ascent of Mount Carmel

Narrated by: James Adams
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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"I remained, lost in oblivion; My face I reclined on the Beloved. All ceased and I abandoned myself, Leaving my cares forgotten among the lillies." Thus writes 16th century Spanish poet and mystic, St. John of the Cross. In this, his third work, the author reflects on the nature of a personal union with Christ, found in the abandonment of self.

Public Domain (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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Adore the book awful narration

The narrators diction is clear but too clipped & plumby RP British accent & emotionally matter of fact a read for me; like an old school BBC news reader delivering a report; or a teacher giving mere facts for such an emotive, inspirational, spiritual subject/ book; so decided best to read it myself slowly using my own inner voice so returned it & bought the Kindle full works of St. John of the cross for less than £1.

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  • Nicolas Padilla
  • 23-03-17

read!

a great spiritual book, StJohn is methodical and brief in his treatment of relayong necessary truths. the speaker helped a lot and was enjoyable to listen to. the book was never finished by St John but it was great for what he did write and is completely worthwhile to read. to grow in the spiritual life, this is certainly a great place to start once one wishes to choose Him for His own sake and not His favours

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  • cmarti8568@aol.com
  • 24-01-17

A great gift from one of THE greatest Saints!!!

I'm just beginning my journey to Carmel. I did have some difficulty understanding this work. I'm glad I listened instead of reading this work. It helped to return to certain spots over and over until I could understand what he was saying.

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  • Mary
  • 29-10-12

Excellent

What did you like about this audiobook?

Excellent, St John of the Cross is amazing in teaching one to strive for union with God here and in Eternity.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

All of St. John of the Cross' books are wonderful, including this one. It definitely helps to deepen your faith and love of God.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

This book is Absolutely inspiring and helpful to those who strive to be "perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect".

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The narrator was a little heavy on the accent at times, but overall done well.

Do you have any additional comments?

I highly recommend this e-book for anyone striving for sainthood!

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  • Chris Trummer
  • 09-06-16

A True Spiritual Masterpiece

This classic will change the way you approach everything in life. If you find yourself lost or spinning your wheels in your spiritual life and relationship with God, then you MUST read this!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-05-19

Enjoyed

Narrator did a great job. Enjoyed the book, especially the second half. Thank you so much!

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  • Marilane
  • 25-01-19

Narrators British accent didn’t seem to suit the temperature of the book.

This is surely one of the great spiritual classics of all time. Simply superb and moving people toward maturity in personal faith.

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  • Brendan
  • 13-12-18

It was a great listen.

His own words are much better than another author's commentary on St John of the Cross. He has some great practical suggestions for the spiritual life. It is easy to listen to and great to play in the car as you don't need a huge level of concentration to understand what he is trying to say.

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  • Oscar Omar Trevino
  • 19-09-18

Well done!

I will be listening to this one over and over again... I was very pleased by the way the material presented is backed up with scriptural references and the way the author organizes the treatise!

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  • Joseph G. Simpson
  • 03-07-16

Lead by Love

Timeless and profound are the words, so much so, one desires the written word so as to slowly savour in contemplation and repeatedly digest each syllable to remove every spiritual nutrient.

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  • kelly a gertino
  • 21-05-17

a great teaching abused by arrogance

`narrator was terrible. pronunciation was totally affected not to the benefit of the story or of the meaning of the words.

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