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Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work [Paperback]

By Norvene Vest (Author)
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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
Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2001
Publisher   Cowley Publications
ISBN  156101138X  
ISBN13  9781561011384  

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More About Norvene Vest

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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,

Norvene Vest has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cistercian Studies
  2. Pathways in Spiritual Growth
  3. Spiritual Directors International Books

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