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From informal versions of the Rule of St. Benedict to Twelve-Step groups and Weight Watchers, the basic human need for guidance and structure in the quest for wholeness is palpable and real. Out of her long experience as a spiritual director, mentor, and teacher, Margaret Guenther offers a warm and sensible guide for "the rest of us" -- singles, couples, parents, extendedFrom informal versions of the Rule of St. Benedict to Twelve-Step groups and Weight Watchers, the basic human need for guidance and structure in the quest for wholeness is palpable and real. Out of her long experience as a spiritual director, mentor, and teacher, Margaret Guenther offers a warm and sensible guide for "the rest of us" -- singles, couples, parents, extended families, members of churches -- to create a helpful and balanced rule of life to help us in our search for faith. She explores ancient and contemporary meanings for the classic vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, along with the distinctively Benedictine ethos of stability and conversion, pointing out the pitfalls of each. A series of short essays follows on the different elements of a rule of life -- such as authority, money, pleasure, stinginess, friends, enemies, and living through hard times. The final chapter gives practical ideas for crafting a rule of life that encourages each of us to grow, stretch, and flourish....

Title : At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us
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ISBN : 9781596270268
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 183 Pages
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At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us Reviews

  • Janelle V.
    2019-01-08 22:11

    A very approachable guide to establishment of a Rule of Life for the layman.

  • Harvey
    2019-01-03 20:06

    a great look into the rule of Saint Benedict and how to apply his rule of life to our daily lives, especially if you are a lay person.

  • Juli
    2018-12-22 15:11

    I skimmed this one for a paper I am writing for school. It wasn't that helpful and I didn't find it a compelling read.

  • Eileen
    2019-01-11 18:52

    Some good material, but not as helpful as I wanted for creating a rule of life for myself. The author's style is slow and ponderous.

  • Marianna
    2018-12-26 20:06

    Just couldn't get into it. And not very helpful for writing a personal Rule.