A Blessed Life Paperback

Benedictine Guidelines for Those Who Long for Good Days

by Wil Derkse;

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A Blessed Life

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Numerous laypersons have experienced that the guidelines of Saint Benedict's Rule offer inspiring and realistic ways toward a blessed life, aiming at the growth and flourishing of persons and communities in which they live and work. As in his previous and successful book, The Rule of Benedict for Beginners, Will Derkse in this sequel is searching for those basic attitudes and virtues that characterize Benedictine spirituality, making them available for those living and working outside a monastery. The cultivation of silence and restrained speech; the dedication to work and study; the importance of humility (which is the courage to serve); the cultivation of hospitality, care, and stewardship; mutual respect and taking care of speaking good words these are the book's main topics. All these attitudes are boundary conditions for a life on which God's blessing is resting. Will Derkse is married and a father of two adult daughters. He is an oblate with the Benedictine St. Willibrord's Abbey in Doetinchem, The Netherlands. He has degrees in chemistry and philosophy and has taught at several institutions of secondary and higher education.
Since 2001, he is a director responsible for the Soeterbeeck Program for Science, Society, and Worldviews at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, where he also holds the Andreas van Melsen Chair.

A Blessed Life by Wil Derkse was published by Liturgical Press,U.S. in March 2009. The ISBN for A Blessed Life is 9780814618639.

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Details for A Blessed Life

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press,U.S. (March 2009)
Number of Pages112
Thickness8 mm
Height210 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code1901366
Page last updated 20th August 2018
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