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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Genres:Christianity
ISBN:Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
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. ...

    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 ...

  • Dianna
    Aug 29, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • HL
    Sep 19, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • Jonmarc Grodi
    Sep 30, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • Margaret Mary
    Sep 29, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • J.A.A. Purves
    Sep 20, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Shannon
    Sep 29, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • Leah
    Aug 07, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • Michael Denton
    Aug 27, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

  • Betsy
    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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

  • JoAnna
    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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • Matthew
    Aug 28, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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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. ...

    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 ...

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

  • Mattathias
    Aug 19, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

  • LeeAnn Balbirona
    Sep 02, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • William Clark
    Sep 27, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • Evan Kristiansen
    Sep 29, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Mike Morris
    Sep 21, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

  • Matthew Price
    Oct 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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  • Charles Lehman
    Aug 11, 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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    I?m as introverted as Leah Libresco is extroverted so her experiences of building the Benedict option just did not resonate with me. It's not that her ideas weren't good or that people won't find her book helpful; I know the last thing I'm going to do is invite a house full of people...

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  • Cole
    Oct 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. ...

    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 ...

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

    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...

    A tremendously helpful book. Finished my first read through, catching the general vision of Leah's counsel. I am beginning a second read through to consider specific actions I want to take to foster stronger relationships in my own community and to rejoice in God's love. ...

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

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