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The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule Hardcover – September 12, 2011
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50 short and easy to read chapters each focus on one of the verses in the Prologue to Benedict's Rule. Each one has so much wisdom and insight, but for me two of the best in the entire book are #2, OVERCOMING SLACKNESS, and #8, RISE UP FROM SLEEP. They both echo one of the recurring themes in the book, namely that walking the road to Eternal life takes perseverance and some effort.
Casey writes from the perspective of the monk, but any lay person will benefit richly from each chapter and be encouraged to walk with Christ in a more diligent and purposeful way. Just a couple of examples: .."the major obstacle to spiritual growth is inactivity, taking things easy, letting things look after themselves."(pg.15 "The sign of a holy upright person is a concordance among thought, word, and action." (pg.92)
One of the best yet from Liturgical Press!
addition to works about the Benedictine spirituality that should become a classic
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Great reflections on the Prologue to the Holy Rule, line by line. Each one is a perfect length.Published 10 months ago by E M
This is an excellent resource for anyone serious in Benedictine Spirituality...
what will probably become a seminal source of inspiration for anyone
serious in Walking... Read more
Excellent review of the prologue. Casey gives a lot of information. A must book for people that want to study the Rule of St. Benedict.Published 22 months ago by Billy D.
This is his series of reflections on each of the 50 verses of just the Prologue.
It is meant to be read slowly and responded to, based on our current life situations
Have benefited from Casey's life and writings over the years. This latest offering is no disappointment. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Amazon Customer