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Paperback Details
  • 11/2020
  • 978-1732343832
  • 414 pages
  • $19.00
Ebook Details
  • 11/2020
  • B08NSFCGGZ
  • 414 pages
  • $9.99
A New Silence: Spiritual Practices and Formation for the Monk Within

Adult; Spirituality/Inspirational; (Market)

A New Silence focuses on the inner transformation and spiritual practices that guide us to live for the Holy and for the good of creation. It is a practical companion for anyone seeking to be a monastic or contemplative presence in the world. Offered for explorers on the edge—for those who are between religions, those who have abandoned faith but yet seek, those who are interspiritual, or those who are rooted in their faith tradition and are going deeper—this is both path and accompaniment for the journey. Included are contemplative practices, journal reflections, meditative exercises, and examples of a daily schedule, personal vow, rule of life, and ceremony of profession that stabilize and affirm a new monastic way of life.

Semi Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea: Lanzetta has provided readers with a very thorough book on how to transform one's life into a more simple, spiritual one. The advice, exercises, and extensive bibliography are all useful. She says that intended readers may be the "many disillusioned with organized religions,” and her book aims to provide a resolution to this.

Prose/Style: Academic in quality, the text is readable and largely fascinating, even for those who may not consider themselves "religious."

Originality: This text feels quite original and far-reaching. The references and bibliography are expansive and are a testament to the author’s depth of research and investment in the subject.

Character Development/Execution: The content is broad, layered, and rich. Lanzetta provides a dynamic blend of intriguing historical content and practical exercises for readers seeking peace, centering, and greater spiritual awareness.

Date Submitted: December 10, 2020

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 11/2020
  • 978-1732343832
  • 414 pages
  • $19.00
Ebook Details
  • 11/2020
  • B08NSFCGGZ
  • 414 pages
  • $9.99

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