As a practitioner of community restoration, Nathan Oates shows how the only remedy potent enough to heal consumerism’s destructive influence on our hearts, our families, our churches, and our cities, is the ancient Benedictine vow of stability. He argues that movement that heals is rooted in an immovable commitment to a people, a place, and a purpose. Embracing stability, he says, is the path to restoration. This book draws from some of the best works on Benedictine spirituality and also from Nathan’s personal experiences living with monks.
"Nathan Oates is a modern prophet who has written a refreshing and important book. He does more than offer a critique of modern culture. Indeed, drawing upon the Bible and visions of St. Benedict, Oates shows us ways to reject toxic consumerism and replace it with a life-giving work of restoration." Rev. Dr. Lyle Dorsett, Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism (ret) at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama
"Nathan Oates is a brilliant student and practitioner, a souled-sage who mines the depths of Christian history and tradition bringing new worth to our times. This book is a treasure, and anyone who submits to the wisdom inside will rise healthier and holier.” Rev. Dr. David McDonald, Founder, Fossores Chapter House, Pastor, Westwinds Church in Jackson, Michigan
release date: September 7
Nathan Oates writes, speaks, and serves as lead pastor of Emmaus Church Community, which he started with his wife, kids, and a few friends in 2004. For more than a decade, he has been captivated by the Rule of St. Benedict, focusing on how the Benedictine vow of stability can restore the North American church. Nathan holds a masters degree in spiritual formation from Wheaton College. He lives in Northern California with his wife Carmen, his three kids, and a dog named True.
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