Monk Habits for Everyday People Benedictine Spirituality for ProtestantsOctober 19, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Dennis Okholm Brazos Press, December 1, 2007 "Visit this title on the publishers website" In their zeal for reform, early Protestant leaders tended to throw out Saint Benedict with the holy water. That is a mistake, writes Dennis Okholm, in Monk Habits for Everyday People. While on retreat in a Benedictine abbey, the author, a professor who was raised as a Pentecostal and a Baptist, observed how the meditative and ordered life of a monk lifted Jesus’ teachings off the printed page and put them into daily practice. Vital aspects of devotion, humility, obedience, hospitality, and evangelism took on new clarity and meaning. Paralleling that experience, Okholm guides the reader on a focused and instructive journey that can revitalize the devotional life of any Christian who wants to slow down and dig deeper. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.