Book gives closer look of life of Saint Thérèse

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John D. Wright launches book campaign for ‘The Smallest Spark’

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Everyone seeks meaning in their lives, and one of the primary lessons that Thérèse's life teaches us is the significance and beauty of our everyday lives.

Father John D. Wright began having devotion to Saint Thérèse when he was entering seminary to study for the priesthood. The more he reads about her, the more this devotion grew. After having done extensive study on Saint Thérèse, Wright wrote a screenplay, which he then converted into a book, “The Smallest Spark” (published by AuthorHouse).

Published in 2015, the book gives readers a dynamic, multi-perspective narrative of the life of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a late nineteenth century Carmelite nun. She lived obscurely as a cloistered nun and died young of tuberculosis. Her autobiography would later inspire millions of people all over the world.

“Everyone seeks meaning in their lives, and one of the primary lessons that Thérèse's life teaches us is the significance and beauty of our everyday lives,” the author says.

While there is extensive literature available that documents and commentates on the life of this great saint, Wright’s book is unique in that, while drawing from these numerous sources, it imaginatively narrates it from her perspective and the perspectives of those closest to her. His book is intended to give the feeling of being present there in the story, as the events of Thérèse's life unfold.

“The Smallest Spark: A World Set Ablaze by a Little Life and a Little Way”
By John D. Wright
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781504950886
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781504951845
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781504951838
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John D. Wright was born and raised in Savannah. He converted to the Catholic Church when he was 13, along with his parents. Wright graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in criminal justice in 2008. Wright entered seminary in 2009 and was ordained as a priest in 2016.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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