Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name

Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name

Building the Benedict Option is a combination spiritual memoir and practical handbook for Christians who want to build communities of prayer, socialization, and evangelization in the places where they live and work. Beginning when the author was a new convert, she desired more communal prayer and fellowship than weekly Mass could provide. She surveyed her friends--busy, you Building the Benedict Option is a combination spiritual memoir and practical handbook for Christians who want to buil...

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Title:Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name
Author:Leah Libresco
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:170 pages pages

Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name Reviews

  • Sherri
    Aug 25, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

  • Donald
    Oct 31, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

  • Stephen Dull
    Sep 09, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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  • Sharon
    Feb 07, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

  • J
    Feb 05, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

  • James Perkins
    Dec 04, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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  • Jeff Miller
    Sep 16, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

  • Danielle
    Nov 26, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

  • Catherine
    May 15, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

  • Laura
    Aug 12, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

  • Jill
    Oct 16, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

  • Michael
    Oct 26, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

  • Christy
    Sep 17, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

  • Charles
    Dec 14, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

  • Lisa
    Nov 25, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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  • Rich
    Aug 18, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

  • E.H.  Holguin
    Oct 16, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

  • Librariansk
    Sep 22, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Moriah Speciale
    Sep 06, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • David
    Aug 18, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

  • Kate
    Nov 24, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 18, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

  • Kirby Hoberg
    Dec 09, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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  • Rick Shafer
    Nov 08, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

  • Stephen
    Feb 02, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

  • Kathryn
    Oct 25, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

  • Liz
    Oct 22, 2018

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

  • Shannon Gormley
    Jan 02, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

  • Rebecca Vanecek Gerhard
    Feb 13, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

  • Trisha Hones
    Jan 13, 2019

    As a single grad student in an isolating environment where most of my friends are below the poverty line, I really needed this practical, adaptable guide to building community while facing exactly those challenges. To say that this book's wisdom seems obvious isn't to take away from ho...

    Full review coming. ...

    A full book of Leah doing what Leah does best: bringing the deeply meaningful to the practical level, and teaching how to make practical suggestions deeply meaningful. And she doesn't just give logistical suggestions; she knows that she's somewhat idiosyncratic, so she illuminates the ...

    Creating a social movement is hard. Creating a social movement of conservatives is even harder, since for the most part progressives derive much of life?s meaning from social action, while conservatives just want to live their lives. For three years now, Rod Dreher has rung the alarm...

    I readily enjoyed this book. While people are attacking the concept of the Benedict Option, I feel like this book sidesteps that drama and plunges you into the trials and triumphs of actually creating Catholic community. I have spent the majority of my life in parish ministry trying to...

    This book is such a tonic: cheerful, practical, and encouraging. I generally think Rod Dreher is on track with the Benedict Option, but his book has a tendency to gloom. So this makes a good and welcome companion volume. I love practicing hospitality, and my husband and I have been ...

    I really enjoyed this book as a companion to Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option. If the Benedict Option is the treatise on the what, this is a book on the how. Leah's style is easy to read and follow and she offers plenty of personal examples to illustrate her "Little Way" of the Benedic...

    Great ideas, not immediately applicable to the area where I live and the age group, but the basic ideas are good. Also, not sure why she included non-Christians as I thought the plan was to preserve the faith through the moral darkness we are currently enduring, as St. Benedict did in ...

    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...

    NOTE: This book is based off "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher, which I have not read. I don't think you have to read that book to appreciate this one. I found this book very relatable and balanced, not about retreating from the world, as come critics claim of Dreher's book. 4.5 s...

    In August, Ignatius Press released Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three in His Name by Leah Libresco. In 163 pages, Libresco takes the reader through her vision, experience and practical tips for making the Benedict Option within reach. Citing smart authors...

    I am one of dozens of urban professionals who found myself practicing my faith in a very lonely way when I first moved to the city. It seems daunting to build a community of faithful from scratch in a new city, but that's precisely why the world needs more Leah Librescos, who understan...

    This is a really good book on how to build up community in the church today. Many Catholic churches have parishioners who don't even know each other's names and have a complete lack of connectivity with each other. The author outlines lots of good community building ideas that parishes...

    Reading this book in the wake of the Pennsylvania report & church scandal makes the Benedict Option all the more appealing and important. I enjoyed reading about the author?s personal quest to create a Christian community rooted in fellowship, evangelization and prayer by opening...

    This book does expand on the ideas of the Benedict Option, but mostly for young adults or those just starting family. I would love to see a revised edition in 10 years with ideas that would include lots of children. ...

    Going into this book, I was very skeptical of the Benedict Option. Leah Libresco did a great job of helping me realize that I was misunderstanding what the Benedict Option is, and how I can better incorporate the charism of hospitality into my life. ...

    A solid book that goes hand-in-hand with The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. ...

    This book is very clear and occasionally helpful, but I'm really not the right reader for it. I lack too many of Libresco's cultural touchstones and religious commitments. But I would buy this in a heartbeat for a 20- or 30-something nerdy Catholic without children living in a big city...

    A really helpful book for seeing church as community. I am not Roman Catholic, so there was some sifting of principles for me but I'm very glad I found this book and I have passed it to others. ...

    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...

    Some interesting ideas here. Would be good for a study group. ...

    We are preparing to begin a small group / dinner group in our home soon, hoping to live out Acts 2:42 and build community. This book is excellent heart and practical preparation. ...

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