Religion - Monasticism

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The Cloister Walk

Kathleen Norris

A New York Times bestseller for 23 weeks A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "A strange and beautiful book...Part memoir, part meditation, it is a remarkable piece of writing." -The Boston Globe "The Cloister Walk is a new o...

Published: Apr 1997

Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for...

Joan Chittister

This dictionary of monastic wisdom offers an A-Z on how to be in the world, but not of it. In Chittister's initimitable style, she eschews the spiritual quick fix in favor of a solid spiritual direction that has stood the test of time...

Published: Jan 2010

Monasticism: A Very Short Introductio...

Stephen J. Davis

Monasticism is a social and religious phenomenon which originated in antiquity and which still remains relevant in the twenty-first century. But what, exactly, is it, and how is it distinguished from other kinds of religious and non-r...

Published: Feb 2018

Benedict Backwards: Reading the Rule ...

Terrance G. Kardong

In Benedict Backwards, Terrence Kardong builds the case that the Rule of Benedict is best read "backwards," that is, with emphasis on the last chapters, not the first ones. Benedict starts out dependent on the Rule of the Ma...

Published: Mar 2017

The Practice of the Presence of God

Brother Lawrence

Brother Lawrence describes how practicing the presence of God is a method to be closer to God. Since 1692 people have found his book helpful to live their own life in the here and now.The book is very personable as it was written in l...

Published: Aug 2017

To Prefer Nothing to Christ: The Mona...


Monastic life involves a continual return to the Gospel and this exploration begins on the road to Emmaus, in the company of downhearted disciples who were astonished to discover the Lord in their midst. Inviting the reader to a renew...

Published: Oct 2016
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