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Chris Chris said: " Nice beginning text on reading the Holy Rule. Originally a novice notebook, has some good insights and comparisons between the Rule of Benedict and the Rule of the Master. Currently, re-reading as part of my Lectio. "

 

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The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton by Michael Mott
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This book is a must read for any Merton fan or critic. It outlines in sometimes harsh detail the life and trials of Merton. It helps you to understand the man behind the popular writings.
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The Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Benedicta Ward
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This book helps to provide an understanding of the early ascetics and the foundation of the monastic life. In particular, the sayings help to understand how the Gospel lessons can fit into life.
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Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
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This book contains my favorite Hemingway story, "The Killers." It was made into a classic film back staring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner. It's a story of prohibition America in a small town with a dramatic flair where no one wants to get involved.
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
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It's a story of a man alone. He overcomes his loneliness through work to build his own civilization.
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A Preface to Philosophy by Mark B. Woodhouse
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This is a good introductory text on how to approach other books on philosophy. It lays out how to distinguish a philosophical problem, basic reasoning skills, how to study philosophy and how to write in a philosophical manner.
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Reading Saint Benedict by Adalbert de Vogüé
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Nice beginning text on reading the Holy Rule. Originally a novice notebook, has some good insights and comparisons between the Rule of Benedict and the Rule of the Master. Currently, re-reading as part of my Lectio.
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