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We desire to love God with all our hearts, but we're often striving in our efforts to please Him, starkly aware of our weaknesses. As our failures accumulate, we get frustrated and discouraged.
Have we missed the essence of the gospel? Is there a simple yet true way to serve God that can bring us joy and peace, instead of fear and discouragement?
St. Thérése of Lisieux faced similar issues. As a young woman who wanted to abandon herself to God, she was daunted by the thought of climbing the steep stairway of perfection. Thérése explored the Scriptures until she found a path to freedom she called her little way. This is The way of spiritual childhood, the way of trust and absolute surrender. It's an awareness that while we are small and imperfect, we have a mighty God who reaches out to us with infinite love, grace, and strength to attend to all of our needs.
As Thérése followed this new path, she thought of herself as a little flower in Jesus's garden. She understood that she was beloved by her heavenly Father and delightful in His eyes. She could bloom right where He planted her as she daily displayed His unconditional love to others in small yet meaningful acts of kindness on their behalf.
This beautiful gift book highlights St. Thérése’s profound insights into faith and devotion, while visually detailing, through simple floral illustrations, the theme of simplicity that permeated her life. As you read excerpts from St. Thérése’s autobiography, poetry, and letters, with companion Scripture verses, you'll learn to rest in the loving arms of your heavenly Father, allowing your own faith to grow and flourish.