Do you need more "God Alone" in your life?
The whimsical title of this little book is “Monk Dynasty" but the content is a serious understanding of monastic history in a way that is informative, fun, and engaging for everyone who reads it.
Written by the founder of a new, integrated monastic community who has lived the monastic life for nearly 40 years, the lessons presented - from the past and the present - will help you follow Jesus more completely in the midst of this crazy, modern world.
PRAISE FOR MONK DYNASTY!
Deeply ingrained in the life and mission of the Church, but not always readily understood, is her monastic, religious witness. In Monk Dynasty, John Michael Talbot, with erudition, passion and wit opens a window onto the extraordinary testimony of monastic life in all its many forms. John Michael Talbot comes out of this spiritual current running through the Church and helps all of us wade more comfortably into its life-nurturing waters. This book is a long awaited telling of the story of monks, monasticism and the making of saints.
Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
This is a remarkably rich history of Christian spirituality, focusing especially on the influence that monks have exercised over the practice of ordinary laypeople. Clear and vividly written, it’s a page-turner — as engaging as a thriller or a romance — making it unusual and almost unique in this genre.
Mike Aquilina, EWTN Host and Popular Catholic Author
“JMT takes us along on his journey toward understanding monasticism. It is a rollicking ride through history with snacks along the way. Even if we don’t join a monastery, we can pick up some of the snacks for our own journey."
Fr. Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. - Former 6th Abbot of Subiaco Abbey