Radical Hospitality Paperback
Benedict's Way of Love
by Daniel Homan; Lonni Collins Pratt;
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In an age of terror, it is difficult to look into the eyes of a stranger without cringing. We carefully examine our fellow passengers before we board a plane. We bolt our doors and feel safest when we are with our close friends and family. It may seem natural, given devastating recent events, but isn't there a better way to live?
In this book, Lonni Collins Pratt and Daniel Homan, a Benedictine monk, blend their unique voices to present a radical vision for a kinder world. For them, Benedictine hospitality is not cosy and comforting, but risky and world-rattling. It is not about ‘sipping tea and making bland talk with people who live next door or work with you’; it is rather about mutual reverence – ‘a call to revere what is sacred in every person ever born’.
For people of all faiths and walks of life who seek to live with compassion and generosity, Radical Hospitality provides an essential introduction to the timeless wisdom contained in Benedictine spirituality.
Radical Hospitality by Daniel Homan; Lonni Collins Pratt was published by Wild Goose Publications in April 2007 and is our 30394th best seller. The ISBN for Radical Hospitality is 9781905010318.
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Radical HospitalityJ.Nicholas Latham, via The Good Book Stall
Benedictine Monasticism is known for the welcome given to the visitor. What is this charism? How does it work? How is it experienced? How can it become part of my life? These are some of the questions this book tries to answer. 'Hospitality...demands that you let the people you are serving into your heart' (p. 20). It 'teaches me to work at becoming someone who is easy to be with, as either guest or host', so that it 'becomes a way of life (p. 110). Nonetheless, it's not a matter of learning and applying Benedictine ideas - being truly a hospitable person, in the fullest way, will happen without one realising it (p.226). An 'Introduction' is followed by ten chapters which gently explore aspects of relationships within the general framework of the practice of hospitality. There are plenty of examples - one gets to know Father Homan's Community and Mrs Pratt's family and friends. We are not presented with a blueprint; neither are we heckled if we cannot make the grade straightaway. We are encouraged and helped to think through our own ways of relating to one another, and to examine what may be holding us back - or making us too forward! Throughout, while it may not be explicit, the Christian reader will know that it is Christ who is welcomed in any act of hospitality, just as it is Christ who is also the host. This book joins many others which show the relevance of Benedictine spirituality in every day life.
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|Page last updated||5th December 2016|
|Author / Artist||Daniel Homan; Lonni Collins Pratt|
|Publisher||Wild Goose Publications (April 2007)|
|Number of Pages||272|