Item description for Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work by Norvene Vest...
In this second book in her series on Benedictine spirituality, Norvene Vest brings the insights of Benedict s Rule to the world of work. A gifted interpreter of Benedict s wisdom, Vest examines with empathy and clarity the plight of men and women who wish for their work to be life-giving, a service to others, and the place where they can experience the presence of God. Vest brings Benedict s perspective to three areas of work discontent today: the stress of performance, overproduction, and acquisitiveness. To these she opposes three Benedictine principles: vocation, or being called to what we do; stewardship, or taking care of what we are given; and obedience, or serving one another. Her emphasis is on the words of Benedict s primary text and its application for people today. Each chapter concludes with extensive spiritual exercises and food for thought."
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Studio: Cowley Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2001
Publisher Cowley Publications
ISBN 156101138X ISBN13 9781561011384
Availability 0 units.
More About Norvene Vest
NORVENE VEST is the author of Preferring Christ, Bible Reading for Spiritual Growth, and No Moment Too Small: Rhythms of Silence, Prayer, and Holy Reading. An oblate of a Benedictine abbey in Valyermo, California, she leads workshops and retreats on Benedictine spirituality in the United States and Britian. Every summer she and her husband lead a Benedictine Fortnight in England and Wales. For more information, please see her website, www.composury.com.