The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life / Edition 1

The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life / Edition 1

by Paula Huston
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Loyola Press
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The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life / Edition 1

“Using the Christian tradition of solitude, silence and contemplation as her foundation, Huston offers one of the best books available on living the simple life.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This book will give solace and guidance to those who, like Paula Huston, have felt the interior call to simplicity, the intense gravitational pull of the God within.”
—Bruno Barnhart, Camaldolese monk and author, Second Simplicity
An Invitation to a Simple, More Peaceful Life
Is leading a simple life possible in a world of chaos and complexity? Driven by this searching question, Paula Huston, a busy forty-something college professor, wife, and mother, embarked on a spiritual journey to find a peaceful, less cluttered kind of life.
The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life is the fruit of Huston’s arduous search. Two discoveries sustained her: that she herself could experience simple living just as a nearby community of Catholic monks did and, more important, that she could find the keys to such a life in the lives and writings of the great monastic saints. Drawing on these discoveries, Huston examines a variety of measures that point the way toward the practical, day-to-day simplicity of a life that so many desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829414417
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 663,149
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments   ix
Introduction   xi

Part 1: Withdrawing and Taking Stock   1

1. Solitude: The Way of the Hermit  7
2. Silence: The Way of the Cenobite  33

Part II: Cleansing and Finding Strength   59

3. Awareness: The Way of the Ascetic  65
4. Purity: The Way of the Celibate  93

Part III: Discovering a New Community   117

5. Devotion: The Way of the Psalm Singer  123

Part IV: Facing the Demons   147

6. Right Livelihood: The Way of the Laborer  153
7. Confidence: The Way of the Mendicant  183
8. Integrity: The Way of the Reformer  211

Part V: Returning to the World   241

9. Generosity: The Way of the Servant  245
10. Tranquility: The Way of the Contemplative  275
11. Beginning  311

Notes   323
Bibliography   337
Index   345

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