This new edition of a five-hundred-year-old classic, The Rule of Benedict, combines the wisdom of the ancient Benedict of Nursia's Rule and author Joan Chittister's practical and inspiring commentary. Amazingly, the Rule is as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago. It addresses today's major spiritual issues - stewardship, relationships, authority, community, balance, work, simplicity, prayer, and psychological development. Its simple text, appendix, updated content, new foreword, and reading guide make this book an important resource for individuals and communities desiring spiritual growth in the midst of today's hectic world. Paperback.