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Seeking God by Esther De Waal
Book DescriptionBestseller! For over fifteen hundred years St. Benedict's Rule has been a source of guidance, support, inspiration, challenge, comfort and discomfort for men and women. It has helped both those living under monastic vows and those living outside the cloister in all the mess and muddle of ordinary, busy lives in the world. Esther de Waal's Seeking God serves as an introduction to this life-giving way and encourages people to discover for themselves the gift that St. Benedict can bring to individuals, to the Church, and to the world, now and in the years to come. Through this definitive classic Esther de Waal has become known as an authority for the lay person on the Rule of St. Benedict. Her ability to communicate clearly the principal values of the Rule when applied to lay people is the ultimate strength of this book. She follows each chapter with a page or two of thoughts and prayers, contributing to its meditative quality. Esther de Waal is an Anglican lay woman, married with four sons and a number of grandchildren. She lives on the Welsh Borders where she grew up and spends her time gardening, writing, traveling, and taking retreats. She became interested in Benedictine monasticism as a result of living for ten years in Canterbury and has written several books on the Rule of St. Benedict including a life-Giving Way, published by The Liturgical Press, 1995. She holds a PhD. from Cambridge and was given an honorary doctorate from St. John's University for her contribution to Benedictine studies and for her ecumenical work. She was awarded the Templeton Prize for having started the Benedictine Experience weeks which are now widely held throughout America and England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814613887
(210mm x 137mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Liturgical Press
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Esther De Waal
Living on the Border, Paperback (August 2011)
Celtic and monastic wisdom teaches that thresholds are sacred places. These meditations encourage us to become more receptive to our surroundings and learn to pause, reflect and meet God at the places of encounter and change in our lives.
Retreat with Thomas Merton, Paperback (January 2011)
The celebrated spiritual writer Thomas Merton remains one of the most influential voices of our day. Here, Esther de Waal devises a seven day personal or group retreat programme using extracts from Thomas Merton's writings and a selection of his photography.
Celtic Way of Prayer, Paperback (October 2010)
Esther de Waal's classic guide to Celtic spirituality makes vital connections between the Celtic Christian world and our own world. This is an essential read for those wishing to engage with Celtic history and spirituality; its beauty and wisdom lingers in the mind well after the book has finished.
Life Giving Way, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Esther De Waal
St Benedict's writing is steeped in scripture. In the Middle Ages, his Rule was seen as a digest of the Bible. It therefore crosses the divides of the church and speaks to Christians of all denominations. Approaching the Rule in a prayerful way, this commentary aims to help those who seek a contemplative centre in a busy life in modern times.
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Author Biography - Esther De Waal
Esther de Waal is one of today's most celebrated spiritual writers. Seeking God, her classic book on the relevance of the Rule of Saint Benedict, has opened up the riches of the monastic tradition to readers throughout the world for almost twenty-five years. Greatly in demand as a speaker and retreat leader, she lives in Herefordshire, UK.
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