Read the Classics this summer….
Here are 10 classics that are worth reading (or re-reading) this summer.
All of these are available in FREE ebook editions, or I suspect that your local library will have a copy of most of these.
Enjoy, and share these with your friends! Maybe you can even get a group together to read one or more of these classics…
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NOTE: The above links go to a 99c Bargain ebook.
The Rule of Saint Benedict (Regula Benedicti) is a book of precepts written by St. Benedict of Nursia (c.480–547) for monks living communally under the authority of an abbot.
The spirit of St. Benedict’s Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax (“peace”) and the traditional ora et labora (“pray and work”).
Compared to other precepts, the Rule provides a moderate path between individual zeal and formulaic institutionalism; because of this middle ground it has been widely popular. Benedict’s concerns were the needs of monks in a community environment: namely, to establish due order, to foster an understanding of the relational nature of human beings, and to provide a spiritual father to support and strengthen the individual’s ascetic effort and the spiritual growth that is required for the fulfillment of the human vocation, theosis.
IMAGE CREDIT: Pacostein – Creative Commons License via Wikimedia Commons…
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