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Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  7 reviews
One way in which Fresh Expressions of church are springing into life is through 'new monastic' or 'intentional' communities, groups of individuals and families living in the same geographic area or connected virtually who share a simple rule of life. Cave Refectory Road explores how traditional monastic life is helping to shape a new flowering of Christian community today. ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published July 30th 2014 by Canterbury Press (first published September 30th 2010)
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Naomi
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent for a short, inspiring synopsis of how we can appropriate a 'monkish' way of life today.
David Metting
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
In this book Ian Adams examines many aspects of traditional Christian monasticism that are relevant for our hurried, post-modern age. Adams gently and compellingly presents perennial monastic wisdom gained from solitude (the Cave), community (the Refectory), and travel (the Road). His writing has his own poems, personal anecdotes, and quotes from St. Benedict and other religious figures. He also describes monastic virtues such as humility, chastity, and rootedness and tells how they are meaningf ...more
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from my professors of the Mission Shaped Ministry course:

In Cave Refectory Road, Ian Adams has produced a book that can be guaranteed to open up new vistas for anyone searching for an authentic spirituality that will make sense in the context of today’s 24/7 world. By combining threads of wisdom long forgotten or overlooked and showing how they can be interwoven so as to offer fresh insights into our everyday challenges, Ian has crafted a rich tapestry of scriptural and historic patterns for liv
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Eileen
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is both reflective and practical. It is not an explanation of, or detailed introduction to New Monasticism. Look elsewhere for that. But it is a guide into experiencing the thinking and practice of monasticism for yourself. A book to read slowly and return to often.
Lisa Gibson
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Monastic principles for modern life. Love it.
Ruth Innes
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had such high hopes for this little book on new monasticism. But it only skimmed the surface and left me wanting to know so much more.
Martyn
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoughtful exploration of modern monasticism that draws its roots from a variety of historical influences.
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Ian Adams is an Anglican priest and founder of mayBe, a new monastic community in Oxford. A popular speaker, he is the creator of Morning Bell, a daily call to prayer sent by e-mail, text, and Twitter. He lives in South Devon, England.