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How to Be

A Monk and a Journalist Reflect on Living & Dying, Purpose & Prayer, Forgiveness & Friendship
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Publisher: 
Hampton Roads Publishing
 | 
November, 2021
ISBN:
9781642970340
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Publisher’s Description: 

The spiritual seekers guide to living with authenticity and integrity in troubled times.

This book is a dialogue between two spiritual seekersone a Trappist monk and the other a married professional woman. It is two people stuttering to articulate lifes universal questions from diverse contexts and perspectives. Brother Paul writes as one steeped in silence and the daily rhythms of the ancient prayer practices of monasticism. Judith Valente writes as a professional woman attempting to bring a sense of prayer and contemplation to a scattered life in the secular world.

Valente uses the story of Brother Pauls interview for a PBS documentary as a jumping-off point: When asked the purpose of the Trappist life in the modern world, he said that it is to show you dont need a purpose. The purpose of life, he said, is life. Youre to live your life.

How to Be offers a window into two people living their lives on purpose (or not) and struggling to come to terms with the big issues everyone faces: faith, mortality, mystery, prayer, work. It is a book that provides insight and inspiration for those walking the spiritual pathparticularly for those interested in the contemplative path.

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