Connie Rossini has put together a brief, straight-forward, and insightful handbook on how to live a holy life in Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. The five key lessons are 1) You were made for union with God, 2) Holiness begins and ends with love, 3) Prayer is necessary for salvation, 4) Little things matter, and 5) The greater your trust, the greater your spiritual growth.
Rossini relies on wisdom from notable Carmelite saints St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux as the foundation of her text. These three Doctors of the Church provide a wonderful starting point for anyone seeking to live a life in union with God.
Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints is deceptively simple, but one could spend a lifetime learning and practicing its lessons.