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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (October 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159858703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598587036
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,675,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Rothchild on December 4, 2008
George McClendon imparts lessons gleaned through his evolution from rural beginnings to his priesthood, marriage, fatherhood, and psychotherapeutic practice. He entices his readers to relax into the story of his extraordinary journey with a down-home presentation. One hardly notices its transformative backbeat. Through his example of self-observation, he invites us to engage our thorny territories with a taste of the courageous humility he demonstrates. He's a nimble dancer among the paradoxes inherent to a coherent life.
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This is a combination biography and self-help book. George McClendon usess his life story to help people to improve their lives. He uses the struggle between himself and the dragon (false self) as the image to help people with their own struggles in life. McClendon was a Benedictine monk of St. Gregory' Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma from 1958 to 1978. he presents this part of his life story as a glimpse into monastic life and as one of those who eventually found that it was not their calling especially after the Second Vatican Council. He discovered he was called to the married life and received dispensation from his vows and the priesthood. He is not critical of the monastic life; in fact he has visited the monks many times and has developed a good relations hip with them. He discusses this too. He speaks fondly about particular monks especially Abbot Philip Berning who was his abbot when he entered the monastery. Abbot Philip had retired as abbot in 1970 and died November 17, 2007. One can read either presentations; that is the biography or the self-help, by themselves or together. McClendon provides black and white photos of his monastic life days and his days afterwards with his wife and daughters. The general reader will enjoy this book. This book is recommended to those interested in the monastic life, in self-help, or a biography of a former monk. The edited version of this review appears at [...]
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By Mark Gerhart on January 18, 2009
Here's the deal with this book. My first quick read saw a very smart, dedicated and introspective man's journey into and out of monastic life and his insights pre and post. We all wonder about people that live behind large walls, dress funny and probably have a secret handshake. The book had a few romantic twists as well as a few laughs and insightful musings.

However, I had a nagging feeling that I had I missed something important that I really needed to know (if I could just set aside my jaded self). So, I reread the book, this time with highlighter, pad and pencil. I found myself mesmerized and pondered each page. The author is brutally honest about his life and restarting/remaking himself after leaving the priesthood. I have been grieving a hard loss and have been stuck in the pain for many years, existing and not living. The author's gentle instructive voice taught me how to get "unstuck" through changing an all to common pattern. He's a guide and he's got a map.

You can tell that this book is the author's lifetime mitzvah. Bad marriage: read it. Good marriage: read it. Rotten life: read it. Not so rotten life: read it. Only complaint, it ought to also be on disk, as we'd benefit from some repetition. So I guess there are some up's to being a monk, it sure ain't the food or snappy wardrobe.
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By Howard Frankl on December 31, 2008
This may be one of the best books you ever read. George McClendon is a healer, and reading this book is both healing and expanding. You will be better after finishing the book than you were upon entering the first page.
The journey is fascinating, a good yarn, a pilgrimage with many chapels and way stations, breathtaking close-ups and celestial views. George is your guide on this tour of his own spiritual journey, the evolution of one clearly human soul.
Very well written and entertaining.
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