The Interior Castle for free…

The wonderful Christian Audio company sells downloadable MP3s and CDs of inspirational audiobooks; their catalog includes a number of mystical classics, including The Rule of St. Benedict, The Imitation of Christ, and The Practice of the Presence of God. Plus they have lots of wonderful works by more contemporary authors, ranging from Henri Nouwen to Richard Foster to N. T. Wright.

Each month, Christian Audio offers one of their titles as a free download. Yes, that’s right: free, no charge, not even a credit card number is required. You just have to enter the provided coupon code when you go through the checkout process.

This month, the free audiobook is The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila!

Click here to download it. It will be available through September 30, 2007. Please note that if you happen to be reading this after that date, you will have missed your chance. But follow the link anyway, since something else will be available — a new free download is offered each month.

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  1. Hi
    Thanks. Im gonna download it now. Have you read Caroline Myss’ book on the subject?
    Brother Tadhg

  2. Yes, and I’ll just be diplomatic and say I don’t think it’s her best work.

  3. I started to read “Entering the Castle” by Myss and had to put it down. It was way to dense and involved. I found her introduction to be better than the other stuff. Sometimes I feel I’m in kindergarten when it comes to spiritual reading material. I would have liked to have been in your discussion group when you were talking about this book…maybe I would have gotten more out my reading.

  4. This time I’ll be a little less diplomatic and say that I was really very disappointed with “Entering the Castle.” I agree, it was self-involved, and I think she strayed too far away from Teresa once she got into her commentary on the mansions. Whether we like it or not, Teresa is a sixteenth Century Carmelite nun, which means much of her theology will be difficult for the 21st century cultural creative types who are most likely to be reading Myss. I wish she had been more honest about critiquing Teresa (and letting Teresa critique her and her readers). But she totally ignored that hard issue and the book consequently feels like it has a huge credibility gap.

    Just my opinion, mind you… :-)

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