4. The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by
Call Number: BX3004.Z5 C35 2010
Publication Date: 2010
If a person encounters St. Benedict's Rule with no guidance, it seems like an odd collection of scripture verses, punitive practices and admonitions with a daily schedule and a few inspirational chapters tossed in. Chittister's commentary on the Rule has been around for decades – now retooled. It forces us to read small portions and then offers a parable, a reflection, a story, something to help us think about what Benedict was saying and how it might apply to our lives. Not to be missed if you want to understand what it means to think like a Benedictine.