Saint Therese of Lisieux presents a beautiful profile of biblical boldnessâ€”parrhesia. She puts flesh and blood on this unfamiliar concept, giving it life and form for contemporary Christians. It’s not simply the contours of her spirituality that illustrate the rich content of this New Testament term: she actually seems to embody, in a singular way, evangelical confidenceâ€¦”â€”author John Udris. A woman of intrepid faith, St. Therese inspired her contemporaries to embrace their littleness and cling to God with loving assurance and trust. She spoke freely and intimately with God, intuitively grasping Jesus’ exhortation to pray to the Father with “bold confidence.” And she invites each of us to the same intimacy: her way of “holy daring.” What Are People Saying about this Title? “A wonderful work!…this book is joyous, impressive, luminous”â€”Alan Bancroft, translator of St. Therese’s poetry “John Udris has listened as a true disciple, really entering into the heart of Therese â€¦”â€”Ruth Burrows “[This book] has deepened my appreciation of Therese, even though for most of my life I have been reading her, reading and thinking about her, and growing in love for her. I thank you for writing it”â€”Bishop Patrick V. Ahern, Auxiliary Bishop of New York About the author John Udris is Cathedral Dean of Our Lady & St. Thomas, Northampton, England. He has a License in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, where he focused his studies on St. Therese.
Gracewing, 2004. Softcover, 93 pp.