The key to happiness from one who found it in joyful abundance: St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Thérèse of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations. It’s perfect as a personal retreat when you have only a few moments to spare each day — and for spiritual reading anytime and anywhere.
Fr. Jean C. J. d’Elbée, a French priest deeply imbued with St. Thérèse’s spirit, brings you St. Thérèse’s teachings on God’s love and the confidence in Him that it should inspire in your soul; humility, peace, and fraternal charity; the apostolate; the Cross; and what it means truly to abandon yourself to Divine Providence. I Believe in Love has helped countless souls embark on the way to the Father. It will help you focus on Him throughout each day, rest in Him amid your troubles, and live joyfully with Him at every moment!
“A Theresian classic that profoundly and beautifully reveals God’s deep personal love for each of us and correspondingly awakens in us a burning love for Him. If you want to grow in love of God, this book is a must.” Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Spiritual Passages
“With felicity and wisdom, this retreat introduces St. Thérèse free of sentimentalism and obscurantism.” Fr. George W. Rutler A Crisis of Saints
“Whoever reads this book attentively and prayerfully will grow in the love of God and even desire to be a saint.” Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J. Homiletic and Pastoral Review
“Devotees of St. Thérèse will be delighted with this book, but there is something in it for all who seek holiness, the perfection of love.” Fr. Kilian Healy, O.Carm. Awakening Your Soul to the Presence of God
“Fr. d’Elbée’s retreat, based on St. Thérèse’s ‘little way,’ draws us into the immensity of that ‘little way.’ Sophia Institute Press has done us all a great service in bringing this work back into print.” Thomas Howard Splendor in the Ordinary
“May this ‘personal retreat’ based on the teachings of the little nun of Lisieux be for those who use it an occasion of grace not only to enlighten their minds, but to elevate their souls to approach the sublime destiny that the ‘little way’ shows to all.” Most Rev. Fabian Bruskewitz Bishop of Lincoln
This book of retreats is filled with amazing insights into the spiritual life - a life of utter confidence in Christ and complete trust in His Love and Mercy. It also gives practical ways to live His Love and spread it among those with whom we come in contact. Draws on teachings of St. Therese, but it's obvious the author lives what he has learned from her as well.
I BELIEVE IN LOVE is an outstanding book which explores the personal love that Christ has for each individual. It is an answer to the common cry of our modern world, a cry for love. This book delves into the true meaning of love and applies it to how we can love Christ, and how Christ loves us. When read with an open heart, I BELIEVE IN LOVE can change your life.
End of the Present World, The
Truth about Therese
Finding God’s Will for You
Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur, The
Hidden Power of Kindness
Love That Made Mother Teresa
I Believe in Love Study Guide
I Believe in Love Leader's Edition Guide