Joan Chittister is a member and former prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and currently the executive director of the Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM). She is the author of Psalm Journal, Winds of Change, and WomanStrength: Modern Church, Modern Women.
The ancient wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict in Wisdom Distilled from the Daily is amazingly powerful insight for life today.
As I was reading this book, there were times when I thought she was describing a situation that had little relevance to today's society.
Her stories from the desert sages are wonderful and extremely funny, and several of her insights are insightful and very helpful.
This book is so practical, and its message so essential. Joan Chittister walks us through essential principles of the Rule of Benedict that are as relevant today, in our busy,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by lovecoffee
This book provides a thought provoking perspective to Christian spirituality from the views of a nun who has lived in a monastery.Published 11 months ago by Rachel J. Hunter-White
This book has been around for awhile, but its insights are still relevant; spirituality doesn't have to be otherworldly to the point where it's not helpful. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patricia Milburn
makes one aware of just how practical the Rule of St. Benedict is for us in the 21st century even though written centuries agoPublished 12 months ago by sophia
I am a Benedictine oblate, and this is the book that makes the "Rule" come alive in life. I totally recommend for anyone on the Benedictine path.Published 12 months ago by baroness
It helped me to see and understand what is happening in our culture with how we value money and things over 'time'. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dalen Mason
Joan Chittister always writes clearly, reasonably, and wisely, informed by the Benedictine tradition. I love how she makes the Rule of St. Benedict relevant to our life today.Published 14 months ago by Peter H. Davids