Tap Into the Sacred in Everyday Life...
.Award winning Journalist, Poet, Author and Producer Judith Valente offers intervals of silence, contemplation and contemporary spirituality to busy professionals all over the world.
Between regular contributions to PBS, NPR and the NPR affiliate in Central Illinois, WGLT Radio, she has published two widely acclaimed poetry collections, edited an anthology of poems and has recently completed a nonfiction book on monastic life and it's application for people in the work world. Read her Blog. Read her biography.
Her other new book, co-written with Trappist Brother Paul Quenon, and Michael Bever, titled "The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed," was also a Catholic Press Association award winner.
"The Art of Pausing is a unique book for people who know they need to slow down but aren't sure how to do it. The three authors use the Japanese art of haiku poetry to reflect on the 99 Names for God found in many faith traditions, each poem coupled with a verbal or photographic reflection. This is the perfect gift for yourself or for anyone you love who is "overworked and overwhelmed," which is most of us on most of our days."
Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, author of "Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life On-the-Job"
“This is a timely book for troubled times, showing how
the values and practices established by St. Benedict in the
6th century can help us lead happier lives. A self-professed
workaholic, the author allows the reader to see how her life has
changed for the better since she took this ancient wisdom to
—Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk,
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Acedia & Me, and Saving Grace
How to Live is engaging, conversational, and filled with anecdotes. In this, her second book exploring Benedictine spirituality, Judith Valente mines the key themes of The Rule of St. Benedict and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives, and offers a way forward from the divisions gripping our country. These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring, thoughtful, and motivational.