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
As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from how thoughtful and brilliant it is—but rather to highlight just how good Leah is at saying old things (let us gather, let us pray) in new ways (okay but here's how you do that if you can't cook or are really introver ...more
Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use.
Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in the 6th century. Still, I do have some ideas and also either confirmation that the problems I’ve experienced with past groups were not uncommon as well as ideas for how to fix them.