Building the Benedict Option is a combination spiritual memoir and practical handbook for Christians who want to build communities of prayer, socialization, and evangelization in the places where they live and work.Beginning when the author was a new convert, she desired more communal prayer and fellowship than weekly Mass could provide. She surveyed her friends--busy, young, urban professionals like herself--and created enriching or supportive experiences that matched their desires and schedules. The result was a less lonely and more boisterous spiritual and social life.No Catholic Martha Stewart, Libresco is frank about how she plans events that allow her to feed thirty people on a Friday night without feeling exhausted. She is honest about the obstacles to prayer and the challenge to make it inviting and unobtrusive. Above all, she communicates the joy she has experienced since discovering ways to open her home (even when it was only a small studio apartment).The reader will close t...
|Title||:||Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name|
|Number of Pages||:||170 pages|
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Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name Reviews
Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use.
Full review coming.
This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city.
In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach.
Citing smart authors with smart words in lucid language Libresco makes the case that the concept is better understood as not a call to withdraw out of our physical communities but to go deeper spiritually wherever we are, to recognize t ...more