The Smallest Spark

A World Set Ablaze by a Little Life and a Little Way

by John D. Wright



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/10/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781504951845
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781504950886

About the Book

Not many teenagers would take interest in the eternal welfare of a convicted murderer. Even fewer would have interest in becoming a nun cut off from the outside world—while still a teenager. And still fewer would be able to discern a meaningful significance to suffering in general.

Thérèse Martin did all that and more. She embraced all the suffering she could handle both physically and spiritually, striving to offer all of it so that good could be brought of it until her death at the age of twenty-four.

This book attempts to narrate from multiple perspectives the true story of the hidden life of an unknown young woman who, after her death, would come to be known as the Greatest Saint of Modern Times.

About the Author

Like Thérèse, John D. Wright is an ordinary person who has never been looking to make a name for himself. Since reading Thérèse’s autobiography in 2009, he has immersed himself in her literature while also engaging seminary studies. A native millennial of Savannah, Georgia, who majored in Criminal Justice at the University of Georgia and enjoys video games, movies, martial arts, roller coasters, and laser tag, John stands as a perfect example of a seemingly random person who has joined a host of others in feeling great affection for an obscure young woman who lived and died in the late nineteenth century.