Ancient monastic wisdom courses through every line of this book. Drawing from a long, deep, and strong tradition, Sellner's work will appeal to all who feel the monastic impulse in our own time and place but must find that inner cloister of the heart amidst the frustrations and fascination of ordinary `worldly' life. -- Michael Downey
Author, Trappist: Living in the Land of Desire
<br /><br /> Finding the Monk Within: Great Monastic Values for Today is a treasure for all interested in the enduring value of monasticism. Sellner shows how monasticism distills values fundamental to the lives of all Christians, such as faith, friendship, humility, mentoring, stability, action and contemplation, and above all, love of God and neighbor. With solid scholarship and felicitous style, Sellner brings new light to the past and encourages the cultivation of the "inner monastic" in contemporary readers. -- Bernard McGinn
Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus Divinity School, University of Chicago
<br /><br /> Sellner's text is an invaluable "must read" for anyone interested in understanding and incorporating those perspectives and values of monastic theology and practices which are still relevant today. --Rosemary Rader, OSB
About the Author
Edward C. Sellner, who holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame, is professor of pastoral theology and spirituality at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the past twenty-six years. He is the author of numerous articles and books.