This modern translation of St. Benedict's classic Rule retains the richness and elegance of the original, while making the language more accessible for the modern reader.
Love forms the guiding theme of the Rule, showing us how we must truly seek God in all that we do. The three main keys to following the Rule are obedience, patience and humility.
Written in the sixth century, The Rule of St Benedict towers in the great tradition of Christian Monasticism. Its leading characteristics are it's wonderful discretion, moderation, and keen insight into the capabilities and weaknesses of human nature. Here is a common sense approach to arranging life so that Christian spirituality and virtue can be lived out in any community setting.
|By:||Su (Cary, NC, March 13, 2011)|
|Review:||I loved this. Now, if only I could get a copy of the Rule of St. Francis!|
|By:||Karen (San Diego, Ca, March 12, 2011)|
|Review:||I'll admit that I was hesitant at first to buy this book and thought it would be kind of harsh, meaning I thought I would be reading more about "rules and regulations" and that Saint Benedict would be like "Fire & Brimstone," that we're going to hell unless we do what he says, etc, etc. I was very wrong. I was surprised at how easy this book is to read. I can use some of the principles and apply them to my own life. Although I am not finished reading this book, I know I will like the rest of it as much as I like what I have already read! This is one book I feel that as many times I may re-read it, I will like it as much as if it were the first time I read it!|