Life with St Benedict – Published 20 Sept Pre-Order Now
The Rule of St Benedict has much to say about faith, work and daily living. In a time when many are seeking space, silence and spiritual depth, the Rule retains relevance in a world where change is often feared, stability can be elusive and busyness interferes with listening to God.
Life with St Benedict provides daily reflections on the Rule as an aid to enabling personal spiritual growth and prayer. Benedictine communities use a well-established pattern of daily readings to enable the entire Rule to be considered over a four-month period. Life with St Benedict follows this pattern. To be published by BRF on 20 September 2019. Details of launch events and book signing available here. Watch a film about the book on YouTube.
Everyone has a story to tell. Stories about life and learning. The Bible is full of stories. Jesus was a consummate storyteller and he met thousands of people. Each had a story to tell both before and, without doubt, after they had encountered him.
A Story to Tell considers ten of those stories. People who met Jesus including Nicodemus, the woman from Samaria, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, Mary & Martha and others. They all have stories to tell. There is much to learn from all of them. Containing material for personal reflection and suggestions for group discussion, this book explores a range of issues including healing, wholeness, devotion, doubting, waiting, finding, betrayal and love.
‘Richard Frost’s writing is accessible, practical and encouraging,’ writes Mark Oakley. ‘I was once advised never to listen to any interpretation of the Bible in which you couldn’t hear the love between the lines. Richard helps us hear that love and how it can also be fruitfully read between the lines of the life we live.’
- Price: £6 plus p&p available directly by contacting Richard.
- The book can also be bought at Alton Abbey in Hampshire, Bridge Books in Exeter, Choice Words in Newton Abbot, Devon, Oasis Christian Centre in Romsey, Portsmouth Cathedral Shop, Sarum College Bookshop in Salisbury, The Rock Christian Bookshop in Teignmouth, Devon, Wells Cathedral Shop and on Amazon.
- Do you have a Church Bookstall? Copies available on a favourable sale or return arrangement to help raise funds for your church – please contact Richard for details.
- Click here for a PDF download and suggestions for group discussion.
The Power of Love
Richard was also honoured to be a contributor to The Power of Love, a collection of the top ten entries in Sermon of the Year 2019. Published by LWPT and Preach Magazine. Available from CPO.
Quiet Days, Workshops, Links etc
Rev’d Jane and Richard have a led a number of Quiet Days and offer these for churches and other Christian organisations. If you would like to discuss this further please get in touch.
If you work for a church or Christian organisation, Richard offers free Wellbeing Workshops to help explore what it is to live well and work well mentally – and also to help managers and supervisors support their staff team. If you don’t work for the church then get in touch with MINDFUL EMPLOYER, an NHS initiative which specialises in this area.
Listen to a talk given by Richard at Portsmouth Cathedral. Take a look at this excellent video from Mark Greene at LICC and listen to Andy Mills in a podcast from the Theology at Work project both talking about the significance of work. If you have suggestions for other books, videos, podcasts or materials relating to faith, work, rest and prayer please get in touch.
And for more about Benedictine Spirituality… Timothy Fry OSB has produced a popular English translation of The Rule of St Benedict and authors such as Esther de Waal and Joan Chittister OSB have written several books about the Rule. Take a look too as this short film by Father Giles OSB at Pluscarden Abbey and an excellent summary of Benedictine Spirituality from Sister Jeana Visel OSB.