It is full of warmth and human understanding.
She invites the reader to enter into her own reflection, which concentrates always on the universal issues and the perspectives of the word of God which underlie and are woven into the text. . . . Anyone who reads in the spirit in which it is written will be brought closer to the gospel message.
Patrick Barry, O.S.B., Abbot, Ampleforth Abbey
Authoritatively yet sensitively, the author explores this sixth-century Rule, in which Benedict invites us to 'come home to ourselves,' accepting and blending body, mind and spirit in daily service to God.
The author's limpid prose is a joy to read. She draws out of the Rule each of the crucial elements in Benedict's teaching: the use of Scripture in the practice of the lectio divina is set out in its four stages and the three vows are also elucidated and their implications outlined.
Stephen Platten, Norwich Cathedral, England