Hi everyone. Delighted to let you know that Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living
is published this week. It's available now from Amazon
and from the publisher Canterbury Press
. People are saying good things about it....
If you know someone (perhaps yourself) who is spiritual but not religious I strongly suggest giving them this book. Ian Adams has beautifully and unabashedly mined the Christian monastic tradition and found gold for our spiritually impoverished time. You can find no better guide.
- Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for all Sinners and Saints, Denver Colorado , author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008).
In Cave Refectory Road, Ian Adams demystifies the life of a monastic by showing how any seeker can adopt these ancient spiritual practices into their everyday lives. By following Ian's gentle and still voice, pilgrims can learn to tune into the jazz rhythms that speak to their own heart as they continue along their unique journey towards the divine.
- Becky Garrison, author of Jesus Died for This? A Satirist's Search for the Risen Christ (Zondervan, 2010)
In Cave Refectory Road, Ian Adams has produced a book that can be guaranteed to open up new vistas for anyone searching for an authentic spirituality that will make sense in the context of today’s 24/7 world. By combining threads of wisdom long forgotten or overlooked and showing how they can be interwoven so as to offer fresh insights into our everyday challenges, Ian has crafted a rich tapestry of scriptural and historic patterns for living that will be both empowering and sustaining.
- John & Olive Drane, Visiting Fellow, St John's College, University of Durham, UK
In this book, Ian Adams makes a major contribution to the
growing library on the subject of New Monasticism. Ian skilfully opens up the Christian contemplative tradition as received from the monastics and friars in a grounded and accessible way for today's spiritual seeker. In an age when many are spiritually hungry, Ian opens up the Christian tradition in a way that is dynamically spiritual and authentically religious. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking to establish a deep Christian faith and practice that can thrive in the complexity of the modern world.
- Ian Mobsby, New Monastic, International Speaker, Author and Priest Missioner to the Moot Community, London UK.