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Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

av Augustine Wetta

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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? With candor, 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 monastic 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.… (mer)
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Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem. J. Augustine Wetta, 2018. I love everything about this lovely devotional self-help guide. It was written for young adults but the truths explained and examined are for everyone, believers and non-believers. Wetta, a Benedictine monk, uses Saint Benedict’s 12 Step guide,“ The Ladder of Humility,” as a how-to-guide to loving God, other people, and ourselves. The steps are Fear of God, Self-Denial, Obedience, Perseverance, Repentance, Serenity, Self-Abasements, Prudence, Silence, Dignity, Discretion, and Reverence. He begins each ladder with a quote from The Rule of Saint Benedict and then explains how to apply this rule in thought, word, and deed. He ends with a home work suggestion such as “Spend the entire day without correcting anyone.” The book is illustrated with medieval prints in which modern items and people are cleverly placed. It is filled with practical advice on how to live. ( )
  judithrs | May 26, 2018 |
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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? With candor, 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 monastic 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.

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