Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life

Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life


By (author) Fr. Christopher Jamison

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  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 178mm x 16mm | 140g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753821494
  • ISBN 13: 9780753821497
  • Illustrations note: 13
  • Sales rank: 30,020

Product description

Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In FINDING SANCTUARY, Father Christopher Jamison, the Abbot from BBC TV's THE MONASTERY and THE SILENCE, offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life. No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people's lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life. In the face of many easy assumptions about the irrelevance of religion today, Father Christopher makes religion accessible for those in search of life's meaning and offers a vision of the world's religions working together as a unique source of hope for the 21st century.

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Author information

Abbot Christopher Jamison is the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, which featured in the BBC documentary series 'The Monastery' (3 million viewers).

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"This is a beautiful book... a valuable guide for anyone in daily life, irrespective of background." RESURGENCE " thoughtful, comforting and eminently practical book" THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE "lucidly and lovingly written... designed for anybody who wants to create a quiet area in their life" EASY LIVING