Benedict, an Italian monk from the sixth century, gained a fresh perspective on Christian spirituality as he lived by three simple vows: stability, obedience, and conversion. From these he developed spiritual practices that allowed ordinary people to grow spiritually while dealing with the challenges of the everyday. Elizabeth Canham offers accessible insights from Benedict that will help us find a place of inner security in the midst of a mobile, transitory world. Canham guides us to a daily rhythm that balances work and rest, study and play, prayer and compassion. We discover anew that life with God is a journey that grows richer and more blessed as we hear and respond to divine grace. Upper Room.