Written by the founder of Opus Dei, "The Way presents the principles and beliefs underlying one of the most influential and fastest growing forces within the Catholic Church.
Opus Dei, an organization of Catholic laity and clergy, currently has more than 80,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1928 by Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei encourages Christians of all social classes to put the teachings of the Gospel into practice every day by exercising Christian virtues and sanctifying their work. "The Way, a spiritual classic of twentieth-century Catholicism, helped fuel the growth of Opus Dei and has inspired and challenged millions.Reflecting Escriva's belief that God can be found in professional and everyday settings, "The Way blends passages from sacred Scripture with anecdotes drawn from Escriva's life and work, snatches of conversation, and selections from his personal letters. The direct, conversational writing style and its deeply felt humanity is one of the book's main attractions and beautifully conveys the spirit that underlies Opus Dei: the belief that the human is not foreign to the divine and that the fully Christian spiritual attitude can be described as unity of life.
Since it was first published in 1939, more than four and a half million copies of "The Way have been sold in forty-three different languages. This handsome paperback edition will take its place alongside such seminal works as John of the Cross's "Dark Night of the Soul, Thomas a Kempis' "Imitation of Christ, and Teresa of Avila's "The "Interior Castle.