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Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

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  • Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem
  • A humorous, candid guide to growing in humility
  • Delightfully illustrated
  • A brilliant 12-step guide for any Catholic


Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?

With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.

Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously—which is already a first step on the path to humility.

About the Author

J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B., is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey.  He serves as the Director of Chaplaincy at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he teaches English and Theology, and coaches rugby.  During his spare time, Father Augustine supervises the juggling team, cultivates carnivorous plants, raises carpenter ants, and surfs.

Dimensions & Specifications

  • Measures: 5"x 8"
  • ISBN: 9781621641490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 188
  • Author: J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B.

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Average Customer Rating
(5.00/5 Stars, 14 Ratings) Based on 14 Reviews

Great Book!

Review: Such a great book! I love when I can learn important lessons but also be entertained and have a good laugh at the same time. J Augustine Wetta O.S.B. does an amazing job at teaching St Benedict's rules on Humility in a way we can relate to in today's day in age. Will definitely be recommending this book to others!

Humility Rules

Review: Very enjoyable and helpful, too. I didn't realize that there were pictures, as well!


Review: was very insightful and a very good read

Humility Rules::St Benedict's: 12 Step Guide to Genuine Self-esteem

Review: Wonderfully written with insights presented with humor.

Humility Rules

Review: This book is very good. This was my second purchase for this book because I could not find it. After reading this book there was much I remembered and referred back to it and I also wanted to use a section for my class (Jr. High School) and that is why I had to purchase it again. Truly it was an awesome book and one that I still use the author's words of wisdom.

Good Book

Review: Good Book- interesting- easy read. Would recommend.


Review: Great book. Funny and a quick read. Great lessons for all.

Excellent Read

Review: Humility Rules is an excellent and short read. It's Truth mixed with humor. Nearly finished, I'll loan it to a sibling to read. It's printed on high-quality paper. Great read for Catholics or any Christian.

Wonderful book

Review: This is a great little book. Read it and read it again. Buy copies for your friends! I have a newfound reverence for St. Benedict. And the author of this book on Benedict's Rule is talented, funny and provocative.

Doubt no longer.

Review: A great book for anyone who doubts himself. Illustrated with great pictures and humourous & revealing stories. Some rules may seem a contradictory when you first read them, but the explanations given by the author clears away any confusion. Recommended for self-doubters.

Humility Rules

Review: A book for everyone that has questions about their character and one that is easy reading, easy to understand and can and must be read at least twice, you always get another angle when you repeat.

humility Rules

Review: LOVE this book!

LOVE this book!

Review: I have enjoyed each and every chapter of this book. the insight it gives me, the easy to read and understand way its presented. I clearly will end up reading it again from time to time. I would recommend it to anyone who is on the "seeking God" journey

Surprisingly wonderful

Review: This book has been such a delightful surprise. I bought it for myself originally, but ended up giving it as a gift to my 20-year-old brother. I still want to own a copy, so I bought it again. It's like nothing else I've read before. Solid, but humorous. Funny but deep. Easy to read. Gorgeous page texture and pictures. People might think its use of religious art is irreverent, but he does it with good, graceful humor. It really does help the book! More young people might read it because of this.
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