Ian Adams' excellent book takes three elements of the historic monastic tradition and recasts them for the benefit both of individuals seeking a deeper walk with God and for the many emerging new monastic communities. Read chapter by chapter, it would provide excellent material for a series of Third Order small group meetings.
David Walker, Bishop of Dudley (Church of England)
At the heart of this enlightening work is Adams' contention that the monastic way offers ‘ways to reshape the world for good.’ With precision and passion, he explores the value of practices of hospitality, commitment, creativity, freedom, devotion, humility, simplicity, rootedness, and crossing boundaries.
Ian Adams captures the essential genius of the monastic tradition. His book gives simple, practical inspiration for ordinary living.'
Abbot Stuart Burns, OSB