There is no shortage of books on the Little Flower, but Conversations With Therese of Lisieux presents the saint in a different way. This book allows Therese to speak for herself -- to sing, pray, and explain in her own words the great spiritual ideas that illuminated her life.
After introducing this much-loved saint, Jacques Gauthier engages Therese in an intimate conversation. He recreates a long chat with a young woman who knew how to love God. In the answers to his questions, the Little Flower reveals the heart of a true mystic; she responds in her own words which are quoted directly from her famous book, Story of a Soul. Through this interaction, the reader will share the simple and direct message of Therese who reaches across time to strike up a friendship.
In the first chapter, the conversation concerns the story of how Therese ended up writing her famous book. The next conversations cover the dimensions of Therese's Little Way, the need for surrender, a practical exchange about prayer, an explanation of the sometimes harrowing aspects of suffering, and, finally, a discussion of love and spirituality.
A prayerful epilogue about the Trinity provides a bookend to the conversations along with the author's personal response to these conversations.