Love Beckons

God’s Gift of Prayer

by Joyce Hajdukovic


Book Details

The Living Water

Love Beckons: God’s Gift of Prayer is a practical guide to The Interior Castle of Teresa of Avila. It incorporates true anonymous stories with spiritual signposts and practices for each of the dwelling places in this spiritual classic. The living water promised by Jesus (Jn 4) is presented as God’s Gift of Prayer. It is the fount from which Christian action flows. Living water becomes abundant as one moves through the developmental stages of The Interior Castle. In the prayer of union the faculties are inundated with God as the roots of a tree are when it is planted near a vibrant stream. Ultimately, transforming union is symbolized by the heavy rain, penetrating the entire person in the fullness of contemplation.


About the Author

Joyce Hajdukovic

Joyce Hajdukovic, SFCC, Ph.D. is a member of an international ecumenical community. Dr. Joyce earned a Ph.D. in Christian Mystical Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation of Oxford University. She is an experienced spiritual director. Dr. Joyce leads seminars, applying the solid teaching of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross to Christian growth today.