Saint Benedict on the Freeway: A Rule of Life for the 21st Century

Saint Benedict on the Freeway A Rule of Life for the st Century How can we heal the rift between our daily lives and the sacred How can we live a life capable of hearing the still small voice of God while experiencing the speed and sensory overload of modern life

  • Title: Saint Benedict on the Freeway: A Rule of Life for the 21st Century
  • Author: Corinne Ware
  • ISBN: 9780687046102
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • How can we heal the rift between our daily lives and the sacred How can we live a life capable of hearing the still small voice of God while experiencing the speed and sensory overload of modern life This book is Ware s answer to these questions She acknowledges that others have addressed the questions On the one hand there are books which have significant depth butHow can we heal the rift between our daily lives and the sacred How can we live a life capable of hearing the still small voice of God while experiencing the speed and sensory overload of modern life This book is Ware s answer to these questions She acknowledges that others have addressed the questions On the one hand there are books which have significant depth but speak in academic or in group language and provide little help adapting these insights to everyday life On the other hand, there are practical how to exercises which assist in very particular spiritual experiences but which do not offer integrated, sustainable, life changing patterns St Benedict on the Freeway fills this gap It translates into twenty first century life spiritually formative practices worked out in the past, creatively adapting those disciplines to contemporary daily life This adaptation is the heart of Ware s book She attempts first to draw attention to our own awareness of God She discusses how a Rule functioned for Benedict s time, and how it can function for us as a liberating reminder of God instead of as another repressive and burdensome taskmaster Ware also asks how the hours of prayer vigils, lauds, prime, terce, sext, none, vespers, compline can increase our spiritual awareness even if our community does not stop for prayer at designated times during the day Also, Ware explores prayer in dimensions beyond the spoken word.The author targets what she terms something people those who want to grow spiritually but do not know how to do so Typically these people go on retreats and hear inspirational speakers, but their everyday lives lack the luster of those occasional times They go from one spiritual oasis to another, wishing for something that will sustain them in between St Benedict on the Freeway responds to this yearning as both a book for personal reading and a resource for small groups in the church.

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