A 16th-century mystic who wrote of man's relationship with God, St. John of the Cross was also a Carmelite monk who helped reform the Order and aided St. Teresa of Avila in establishing new convents for women. In this book - his spiritual masterpiece and a classic of Christian literature and mysticism - he addresses several subjects, among them pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections. He also provides an extended explanation of Divine love; and describes methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification. Complete and unabridged. Contains 5 compact discs. Running time: 5 hours 45 minutes.