Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

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Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?

With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.

Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously—which is already a first step on the path to humility.

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  • Loretta

    I didn't realize that this was geared for young adults but no matter! I found the book witty and humorous and the pictures throughout are delightful! ☺️ ...

  • Emmy

    Another excellent book by Fr. Wetta! If there's one thing our world needs more of, that's humility. This book was a great look at humility, what it means, and how to humble oneself, all by looking at ...

  • Joseph R.

    In a semi-parody of self-help books, J. Augustine Wetta crafts a twelve-step program from Saint Benedict's The Rule, his guide to running a monastery. The Rule is amazingly thorough, covering everythi...

  • Christine

    The translation of the title (from the “Ladder of Humility” in St. Benedict’s Rule to “Humility Rules” as if to cheer for it as the most important of virtues rather than to imply a mere hand...

  • Siobhain

    My husband, my teen-aged son, and I really liked this book. We liked it so much that we reread it a second time after completing the first reading. For us, this was a bedtime meditation. It is both li...

  • Melissa

    A quick and easy read that packs a punch in such a "small" book. There were only 177 pages but there was more insight in those "few" pages that there is in some 300+ page books that just ramble on and...

  • Carolyn

    This is a fun, quick, easy-to-read book that I could see teen boys lapping right up! The author smartly presents Benedictine rules in all of their countercultural beauty. Who dares to question the slo...

  • Barb

    Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s 12-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem by J. Augustine Wetta, OSB. The author does not talk down to teens, but rather challenges them to engage with their faith as t...

  • Kaitlyn

    An easy, quick introduction to Benedictine teaching. Each chapter is short but insightful, and sprinkled with humorous little anecdotes. It seems like it was probably written for a young adult audienc...

  • PuniPoli

    What the ....???!!!...