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Monk Habits for Everyday People : Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants - Dennis L. Okholm

Monk Habits for Everyday People

Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants

By: Dennis L. Okholm, Kathleen Norris (Foreword by)


Published: 1st December 2007
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
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In their zeal for reform, early Protestant leaders tended to throw out Saint Benedict with the holy water. That is a mistake, writes Dennis Okholm, in Monk Habits for Everyday People. While on retreat in a Benedictine abbey, the author, a professor who was raised as a Pentecostal and a Baptist, observed how the meditative and ordered life of a monk lifted Jesus' teachings off the printed page and put them into daily practice. Vital aspects of devotion, humility, obedience, hospitality, and evangelism took on new clarity and meaning. Paralleling that experience, Okholm guides the reader on a focused and instructive journey that can revitalize the devotional life of any Christian who wants to slow down and dig deeper.

1. What's a Good (Protestant Evangelical) Boy Doin' in a Monastery?
2. Why Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants?
3. Learning to Listen
4. Poverty: Sharing the Goods
5. Obedience: Objectifying Providence
6. Humility: Letting Go of the Mask
7. Hospitality: The Guest as Christ
8. Stability: Staying Put to Get Somewhere
9. Balance: God in Everything
10. To Change the World!
Afterword: Why the Protestant Reformers Opposed Monasticism
Suggested Reading
Suggestions for Practicing Benedictine Spirituality

ISBN: 9781441200402
ISBN-10: 1441200401
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 1st December 2007