Finding Sanctuary

Finding Sanctuary : Monastic steps for Everyday Life

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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.Read by Christopher Jamison
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 125 x 142 x 24mm | 145g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752885537
  • 9780752885537
  • 465,423

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Christopher Jamison.... reads the audio version himself, with engaging grace. Calm discussion of such steps to monastic truth as profound listening, the keeping of silence, contemplation, being true to oneself, humility and conversation is attractively framed in sacred music sung by the monks themselves. -- Christina Hardyment * THE TIMES * Jamison has a splendidly calm and measured diction, perfect for his spiritual guide to finding solace from the wisdom of St Benedict. -- Sue Baker * FINDING SANCTUARY *
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About Fr. Christopher Jamison

Abbot Christopher Jamison is the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, which featured in the BBC documentary series THE MONASTERY.
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