John of the Cross has been called the "Shakespeare of Spanish literature." His collected works will escort you into the heart of the Uncreated using the access of the Wound of Love. John's life was one truly marked by this divine longing. Imprisoned, broken, beaten, and scarred he continued on; he loved those who persecuted him and he wrote some of the most beautiful poetry to ever grace the earth. His writings were truly inspired by the Lord. In this book, John takes the reader through his writings and includes the revelation on each poem, inspiring the reader to plumb the depths of this "living flame of love" that John so beautifully speaks of.