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:Nonfiction
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
    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
    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...
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    Sep 09, 2018
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    Sep 29, 2018
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    Dec 04, 2018
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  • Jeff Miller
    Sep 16, 2018
    Full review coming. ...
  • Danielle
    Nov 26, 2018
    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...
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    Sep 20, 2018
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  • Laura
    Aug 12, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    A well written and resonate book on the topic of creating real community in the here and now. ...
  • Charles
    Dec 14, 2018
    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
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  • Matthew
    Aug 28, 2018
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  • Rich
    Aug 18, 2018
    Good practical book on living the Benedict Option and intentional Christian community. Great practical ideas I will use. ...
  • E.H.  Holguin
    Oct 16, 2018
    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
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  • Evan Kristiansen
    Sep 29, 2018
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  • Moriah Speciale
    Sep 06, 2018
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  • David
    Aug 18, 2018
    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
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  • Michelle
    Sep 18, 2018
    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
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  • Kirby Hoberg
    Dec 09, 2018
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  • Rick Shafer
    Nov 08, 2018
    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. ...
  • Kathryn
    Oct 25, 2018
    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
    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. ...
  • Cole
    Oct 04, 2018
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