Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life

Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life

by Kathleen Norris

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Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn't summon the energy for her daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia, a word she had discovered in early Church text years earlier. Fascinated by this "noonday demon", so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris knew she must restore this forgotten but important concept to the modern world's vernacular. An examination of acedia in the light of psychology, spirituality, the healing powers of religious practice, and Norris's own experience, Acedia & Me is both intimate and historically sweeping, brimming with exasperation and reverence, sometimes funny, often provocative, and always insightful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594484384
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,229,975
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning, bestselling author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith; The Cloister Walk; and Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, in various anthologies, and in her own three volumes of poetry. She divides her time between South Dakota and Hawaii.

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This book looks deep, I'll be ordering it soon! I also recommend Light at the End of My Pen, it to is about a writers life. Enjoy!