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A Monk's Alphabet

Moments of Stillness in a Turning World

Author(s): Jeremy Driscoll

ISBN13: 9780232526431

ISBN10: 0232526435

Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (27 Mar 2006)

Extent: 144 pages

Binding: Hardcover

Size: 17.6 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm

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  • A is for aeroplane. B is for Baghdad C is for Creation A Monks alphabet is a unique experiment in spiritual writing and irresistible, intelligent entertainment for people who are searching for God but dont necessarily know where to look. These meditations were written to provoke thought in an interlocutor, the reader. The reader joins the search. No-one has the definitive insight, the complete statement, the total resolution of the mystery. We proceed in fits and starts. But going and going on, we get somewhere. We have at least this much satisfaction; we are not sitting still before the mystery of life, we are not paralyzed by it. Through an entrancing series of reflections, Jeremy Driscoll shares the riches of the monastic life and the way of being in the world, which that life suggests for all of us. He draws from his childhood experiences, from thirty years as a monk, and from decades of teaching in Europe and the US, to create an accessible meditation that allows the reader to reflect at depth or dip lightly into a surprisingly wide range of topics. The monks search not only takes up the obvious spiritual practices of prayer and reflection on Christian teaching. It deals with anything and everything from an aeroplane flying overhead, to dogs, the ocean, and the meeting of a friend or a stranger. With his acute yet innocent eye, and a relish for the good things of creation, Jeremy Driscoll finds reasons for thankfulness in the midst of a crumbling world.
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