Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life

Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris 1594484384 9781594484384
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The extraordinary New York Times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle). Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn't summon the energy for her daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia, a word she had discovered in early Church text years earlier. Fascinated by this "noonday demon", so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris knew she must restore this forgotten but important concept to the modern world's vernacular. An examination of acedia in the light of psychology, spirituality, the healing powers of religious practice, and Norris's own experience, Acedia and Me is both intimate and historically sweeping, brimming with exasperation and reverence, sometimes funny, often provocative, and always insightful.      

Author: Kathleen Norris

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 334

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Publication Date: 2010-03-02


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