Listen My Son: St Benedict for Fathers
Addressed mainly to fathers, it provides the text of the classic Rule of St. Benedict in a modern, accessible translation by Abbot Parry. Benedict's Rule is split down into the daily portions which are read in convents and monasteries so the reader can 'follow the way of Benedict' with those who live the religious life.
Benedict's vision of the monastery as a Christian family means his practical spirituality is supremely applicable to the basic religious community - the family. Next to each daily reading from Benedict's rule, Dwight Longenecker has added a short commentary which applies Benedict's timeless wisdom to the spiritual and practical needs of the modern Christian home.