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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for a practising Christian, 8 Jun 2010
This review is from: Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom Of The Desert (Paperback)
This book is a little gem. I dip in and dip out of this book when I need help in resolving everyday dilemmas and conflicts in life. Trying to do the right thing in life is very hard. This book with it's simple format and pithy language has been a true God send. The book illustrates how by accepting our human frailties and yet still striving to overcome them can be managed by honest and supportive dialogue with each other and being realistic but unrelenting in trying always to justify actions as being ethical objectively. Also this book shows how silence can be beautiful and perfect for inner reflection and understanding true motives and resulting actions. In this day and age where secularism appears to rule, this book shows how secularism and spiritualism can coexist happily without conflict in one's everyday life. I love this book and the author whose profound theology is an oasis in an increasingly spiritually arid world. I have read and re-read several passages many times over and each reading gives a new and helpful insight. This is an excellent book and I cannot recommend it more highly. RW shows that the desert fathers and mothers certainly knew a thing or two about life and their wisdom is as important and valid today as it was centuries ago!! If you are a Jesus fan, as I am, you will love this book as it shows how we can all lead a Christian life in a in an ever increasing secular world.
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