Dance of a Fallen Monk

Dance of a Fallen Monk

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by George Fowler, Fowler
     
 

After almost twenty years of strict celibacy and silence as a Trappist monk and priest, George Fowler decided reluctantly to leave the Catholic Church at the age of forty in search of a more meaningful spiritual life.  In rejecting the strictures of monastery life, and the constraints imposed on him by the Catholic Church, Fowler came to realize that the

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After almost twenty years of strict celibacy and silence as a Trappist monk and priest, George Fowler decided reluctantly to leave the Catholic Church at the age of forty in search of a more meaningful spiritual life.  In rejecting the strictures of monastery life, and the constraints imposed on him by the Catholic Church, Fowler came to realize that the inner serenity and spiritual peace he spent his life searching for could only be found "while uproariously ignoring the greater part of what the churches thump their Book about."  Now a nationally syndicated columnist on religious issues, George Fowler has written a penetrating and poignant account of how he learned to hear the music of life—and dance to its joyous beat.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fowler, a former Trappist monk who was excommunicated from the Catholic church, presents a spiritual autobiography in which he argues against organized religion in favor of a more individualist spirituality. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385484077
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Dance of a Fallen Monk 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It really illustrates how a person can change throughout life, and start over at any age. It was was amusing, heart-felt, and very readable. It was an enjoyable and inspiring book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would like to know if anyone else has read this book. I haven't. But I would love to hear from someone who has. Thanks.