Jean Abiven, a native of Brest, France, entered the Carmelite order in 1977. He is a devoted student of Carmelite spirituality, especially through courses offered by the Catholic Institute of Toulouse.
Jean Abiven's expert yet approachable text will be welcomed throughout the Carmelite family of friars, nuns, religious sisters and lay people in vocation discernment, formation, and private prayer. Equally, it will appeal to any seeker after God, lending itself as much to individual contemplation as to retreat center or parish prayer programs. -- Tracy E Martin ""Theological Book Review""