The Wisdom Of Stability: Rooting Faith In A Mobile Culture
Publish Date: 2010-05-01
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Discussion around the bestsellerThe Benedict Optionby Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about Benedictine principles.
In an age where we might email a friend in Africa, Skype a co-worker in Brazil, and teleconference with people in different time zonesall in one daythe sheer speed of life can be dizzying. Like children stumbling off a merry-go-round, says Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, we are grasping for something to anchor our lives in a sea of constant change.
In The Wisdom of Stability, Wilson-Hartgrove illuminates the biblical and monastic understanding of why staying in one place is both a virtue and good for you. For the Christian tradition, he writes, the hearts true home is a life rooted in the love of God. When we cultivate an inner stability of heart by rooting ourselves in the places where we live, engaging the people we are with, and by the simple rhythms of tending to body and soul true growth can happen. The Wisdom of Stability is a must-read for pastors, leaders, and anyone seeking an authentic path of Christian transformation.
??In whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Abba Anthony