The Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality: Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic Tradition by David RobinsonThe Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality: Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic Tradition by David Robinson

The Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality: Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic…

byDavid Robinson

Paperback | September 1, 2009

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Drawing on timeless principles of monastic communal living, this spiritual guide for families offers effective tools to meet many challenges and counteract the divisive forces that can splinter a healthy home. Cultivating a sense of togetherness and nurturing the spiritual development of both the family and its individual members is a challenge that many find difficult to meet. Though hectic schedules and competing interests chip away at the sense of community and the support systems that family members need to thrive, each chapter of this book includes a practical lesson from the rule of St. Benedict and the Benedictine traditions which have been cornerstones of Western Christian monastic life for millennia. Spiritual practice, making time, discipline, sharing, hospitality, and changing family dynamics are some of the topics addressed in this wise and wide-ranging handbook, while exercises, checklists, and ideas for family activities are included at the end of every chapter. The gentle, reassuring tone offers encouragement to both traditional and nontraditional families, and reinforces the importance of parenting as a spiritual calling.

David Robinson is the author of The Christian Family Toolbox. He is pastor of Community Presbyterian Church and a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He lives in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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Title:The Busy Family's Guide to Spirituality: Practical Lessons for Modern Living From the Monastic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:The Crossroad Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0824525248

ISBN - 13:9780824525248

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"A Presbyterian pastor has investigated how the family can function as a kind of monastery."  —Dennis Okholm, professor of theology, Azusa Pacific University, and author, Monk Habits for Everyday People