Over a century ago, there lived a Carmelite nun, Thérèse of Lisieux. Although she was young and seemed to have no authority, she taught "a Little Way very straight and short" which would lead people to perfection. Others had declared that sanctity was hard to attain, but she said that it was easy. What was needed was simply that we acknowledge our "nothingness" and approach God with love and confidence. "Sanctity," she proclaimed, "is an interior disposition which makes us humble and little in God's arms, conscious of our weakness and trusting even to audacity in the goodness of our Father."
In the Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the author presents her teachings in their original beauty, simplicity, and practicality. According to the judgment of the Carmelite nuns of Lisieux, this work "represents the pure doctrine of Thérèse--without deviation."
Since this book first appeared in French in 1958 and in English in 1961, it has established itself as a classic. Although many fine studies on St. Thérèse have appeared in more recent years, the Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux is still an indispensable guide to the Little Way.