For over fifteen hundred years St. Benedict's Rule has been a source of guidance, support, inspiration, challenge, comfort & discomfort for men & women. It has helped both those living under monastic vows & those living outside the cloister in all the mess & muddle of ordinary, busy lives in the world. Esther de Waal's Seeking God serves as an introduction to this life-giving way & encourages people to discover for themselves the gift that St. Benedict can bring to individuals, to the Church, & to the world, now & in the years to come. Through this definitive classic Esther de Waal has become known as an authority for the lay person on the Rule of St. Benedict. Her ability to communicate clearly the principal values of the Rule when applied to lay people is the ultimate strength of this book. She follows each chapter with a page or two of thoughts & prayers, contributing to its meditative quality.de Waal, Esther is the author of 'Seeking God The Way of St. Benedict' with ISBN 9780814613887 and ISBN 0814613888.