The Life of Faustina Kowalska: The Authorized Biography Paperback – May 10 1999
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This book is based on St. Faustina's diaries. However, where the diaries are massive and don't always flow in a way that is easy to digest [they are not chronological], this biography organizes the diaries and what they contain in such a way that it is easy to read without losing any of the authenticity of what Saint Faustina wrote about her life and her relationship with Christ.
In addition to a really fascinating story, this biography is great spiritual reading. I knew a little about St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion before I started the book, but I have found her life to be extremely inspiring and I think I have had a lot of spiritual growth reading this book - coming to understand Divine Mercy and to understand what Sister Faustina went through to bring it to us - wow. Its just amazing.
So, I highly recommend this book both for your reading enjoyment [its a great story!] and for your spiritual edification! You can't lose either way. :)
While it reads like a simple biography and story retelling the life of this young nun, it at the same time draws so heavily and appropriately on the Saint's own writings that we begin to "share" in her very spirituality . . . we get to walk together with Sister Faustina's soul on this pilgrim journey toward God and toward God's infinite loving "Divine Mercy". In fact, we learn and discover that "Divine Mercy" is not only the destination and goal of our lives, but at the same time is also the road we must walk and travel to arrive there. And why walk it alone when Saint Faustina can walk alongside you . . . with conversation and encouragement and prayerful guidance? This book can bring that companionship alive for you . . .
i advise you to get this volume along with a copy of Sister Faustina's own diary, "Divine Mercy In My Soul". As you page through her diary and perhaps skip about from chapter to chapter as interest leads you, also read Sister Michalenko's biography of Faustina from beginning to end . . . then the Diary will take on a much deeper significance and impact on you . . . it will become a spiritual treasury . . . and a book of prayer . . . and a friend.
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