FINDING SANCTUARY: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life


FINDING SANCTUARY: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life

ABBOT CHRISTOPHER JAMISON    Book Number: 86659    Product format: Paperback

Worth Abbey has hosted two BBC television programmes about ordinary people seeking spiritual depth through the silence of monastic life: The Monastery in 2005 and The Big Silence in 2010. Based on the invitation of St Benedict to enter a place of peace, this practical book on spirituality takes the participants' experiences as a starting point, asking what they were looking for and exploring different ways of finding sanctuary. The author does not assume that the reader is a Christian: "If your response to God and to Christ is 'I do not know what to believe', then that is fine; just keep an open heart and mind as you read." The Abbot starts with the question "How did I get this busy?" and leads us over a carpet of silence to the next step of Contemplation. Obedience is a difficult topic and Abbot Christopher challenges the belief that you are in control if you follow your feelings. Self-discovery is more important, and Humility, Community, Spirituality and Hope will follow. Using the young man Tony from the BBC programme as an example, Abbot Christopher says, "His life was reframed and he stepped away from his own desires; he arrived not only at faith but also at obedience to God." An inspiring little book. 182pp, paperback.
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