Scores of books have been written about St. Therese of Lisieux, but this is the first aimed at those persons, Catholic or not, who resist her, put off by all those roses and even by her virtues. Author Henri Gheon was once among those put off by Therese’s sweet reputation and by the tinseled devotions to this "little saint." Then he discovered how many good Catholics, at home with such simple devotions, found the real Therese. They discovered the real Therese, an intense soul living a life of heroic grandeur amidst dull and all-too-worldly associates, a soul driven by a burning love of God even as she wrestled privately with great physical and emotional pain. Paper.