The Truth about Therese

An Unflinching Look at Lisieux, the Little Flower, and the Little Way

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Discover the burning secrets of St. Thérèse’s soul: Scores of books have been written about St. Thérèse of Lisieux, but this is the first aimed at those persons, Catholic or not, who resist her, put off by all those roses and crudely painted plastic statues . . . and even by her virtues. (Not long before she died, Thérèse’s confessor assured her she had never committed a mortal sin!)

Author Henri Ghéon was once among those put off by Thérèse’s sweet reputation and by the tinseled, sugary devotions to this “little saint.” Then he discovered how many good Catholics, at home in such simple devotions, were soon freed, without even realizing it, from the pretty-pretties that led them on, finding the real Thérèse beneath the sugar roses and puffy clouds, behind the platitudes and pet-names that took all the salt out of her heroic story.

They discovered — as will readers of these remarkable pages — the real Thérèse of Lisieux, an intense soul living a life of heroic grandeur amidst dull and all-too-worldly associates, a soul driven by a burning love of God even as she wrestled privately with great physical and emotional pain.

That, shows Ghéon, is what lay behind her smile. That’s why she was canonized. And that’s why Thérèse is the saint most fitted for our day, a model for those of us whom, whether we like it or not, God has called to hidden lives of quiet drama, desire, and holy sacrifice.

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  • Pages: 168
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-68-5
  • Product Code: 4685
  • Availability: In Stock
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A different way into the "little way."
Very well written by an eccentric and skeptical artist. Her legacy from the cloister is an abundance of hidden love offered to God.
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Quite a revelation
I always thought that many people's opinion was overrated. Why did someone who lived a short live (24 years) become a saint? What had she done for others? This book gave me a completely different insight. I will have to make some adjustments to my own life.
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The Real Truth
After reading this book, I discovered such a special and profound love of Jesus that this young girl had. Thérèse is a saint of whom I heard a lot since I was very young in school, but had not been able to appreciate her real sanctity until I read this book.
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Truth about Therese
For anyone with a devotion to St. Therese, the Little Flower, this will widen your understanding of her life and give a greater appreciation of Therese as a person and her daily ups and downs as she found her way to sainthood.
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