My book, New Monasticism UK, will be published in 2010.
New monasticism is a subject which is close to my heart, and in the book: ‘New Monasticism UK, Rules, Rhythms and Community Living in the 21st Century’ I look at the genesis of the idea, a bit of the the history and some of the contemporary practise, before going on to look at some of the communities which might be termed new monastic in the UK today.
I’ve missed loads of stuff out, the book is much too short to be able to do the subject justice really, but I hope it will be an interesting introduction and discussion starter for those who are less familiar with the concept, and perhaps will even add some useful fuel to the fires of those who are already well engaged in forming rhythms, rules and/or communities of their own.
Oh, and it does reveal the original 24/7 prayer community, which was British and before Zinzendorf…. the tension mounts!
I’m thinking about how best to address some of the topics in the book before its published, I’ll probably just procrastinate and do nothing, but if there is anything you’d like to hear about in advance of the book being published, you can comment here or send me an email and I’ll see what I can do.