The Rule of Saint Benedict


By St. Benedict of Nursia, Paraphrase and Introduction by Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveThis little rule can be a place to begin. "Listen, my child. I want you to place theear of your heart on the solid ground of the Master's wisdom (what I received, I'm passing on to you). This advice is from a spiritual father who loves you and gives you the sort of counsel that will shape your whole life. " Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's The Rule of Saint Benedict presents the timeless wisdom of the Rule in a vibrant new language. The contemporary reader will findthis sixth-century classic more accessible, while any student or follower of the Rule will discover in this paraphrase a vital new expression. The full text is included, and detailed explanatory notes offer help in understanding challenging passages.

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. - Proverbs 10:32

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