Following the Ancient Path Today


If you're anything like me, the first thing you'll notice about The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today is how beautifully designed the book is. The dust jacket features a fifteenth century fresco by Giovanni Pietro da Cemmo, of Saints Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome. It is simultaneously elegant and inviting. The book itself presents a polite and at times engaging story in which a popular Catholic musician tells the story of his own spiritual … [Read more...]

Forthcoming Books from Liturgical Press

Recently I received an email announcing new titles from Liturgical Press, one of the leading publishers on Benedictine, monastic, and general Christian spirituality. I'm taking the liberty of posting the contents of that email here on my blog, because pretty much every title listed looks wonderful to me — and, I suppose, will interest anyone visiting this blog as well. Michael Casey on the prologue to the Rule of St. Benedict, anyone? Joan Chittister exploring the radical nature of the B … [Read more...]

Separated at Birth?

People at work have been teasing me that John Michael Talbot is my long lost brother.What do you think?I personally don't see much resemblance. Sure, we're both jaw-droppingly handsome, but his beard is much more epic than mine could ever hope to be... … [Read more...]

John Michael Talbot

I've just discovered that John Michael Talbot has his own blog:http://johnmichaeltalbot.blogspot.comIf you're not familiar with JMT's lovely contemplative Christian folk music, one way to get acquainted is to visit his MySpace page: … [Read more...]