Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the
epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the
language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its
most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this
ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?
humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school
teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps
for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.
Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a
Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with
color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes.
The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too
seriously—which is already a first step on the path to humility.