About Rules of Life


Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict - Esther de Waal
Esther deWaal’s introduction to Benedictine life for lay people is regarded as one of the best.       
Age: Adult

Note to Self: Creating Your Guide to a More Spiritual Life - Charles LaFond
A gracious introduction to crafting your own rule of life.
Age: Young Adult / Adult

My Faith, My Life - Jenifer Gamber
A guide for teens (or anyone) taking the step toward integrating faith and life.
Age: Youth/Young Adult

Soul Feast: An Invitation to Christian Spiritual Life - Marjorie Thompson
Thompson helps readers to understand spiritual disciplines and to develop them in the context of daily life, including by developing a rule of life.
Age: Adult

Living Intentionally: A Workbook for Creating a Personal Rule of Life - David Vryhof
Vryhof is an experienced spiritual leader who guides seekers in shaping and living their own Rule of Life.
Age: Adult

Episcopal/Anglican Religious Orders and Communities 
An updated list of religious orders and monastic and faith communities, most of which live by a Rule of Life and many of which offer ways for non-monastics to join in their journey           
Age: Adult

Growing a Rule of Life - Adadpted for Children - Society of St. John the Evangelist and Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary
Two resources that introduce the practice of developing a Rule of Life - no matter your age.
Age: ALL

The Restoration Project - Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin and St. Paul's offer this renewal project for anyone passionate about growing in Christ via the Benedictine way. Rule is included. Discipleship groups are encouraged.
Age: Adult

Practicing Our Faith - Dorothy C. Bass, et. al.  
Useful and comprehensive site, especially for the downloadable articles.
Age: Adult                

Building Faith - Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary
Articles and resources related to faith formation.
Age: ALL                 

Grow Christians - Forward Movement
A host of resources and tools for practicing faith at home.
Age: ALL                 

Education for Ministry - School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee
A popular and intensive theological education program for lay people.
Age: Adult                    

The Episcopal organization whose mission is to celebrate, equip, support and connect leaders who form followers of Jesus.
Age: ALL                 

Episcopal Cursillo 
Spiritual development journey for Christians of every age (youth incorporated through allied programs)
Age: ALL     

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