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.
I read the Rule of Benedict 5 years ago and while impressed, I felt its focus on monastic life reduced its relevance. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Mr John P Scoble
Detailed interpretation of the Rule for anyone interested in developing a deeper spiritual sense of self. Sr. Joan writes in a comfortable easy-to-read style.Published 1 month ago by dianne murray
Joan Chittester is both a prolific writer and a fine teacher. She understands that each person is different and will follow the path in his own way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by None
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 4 months 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 14 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 14 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 14 months ago by sophia