About the Book

Building the Benedict Option is a combination spiritual memoir and practical handbook for Christians who want to build communities of prayer, socialization, and evangelization in the places where they live and work.

When I converted to Catholicism from atheism, I knew I needed more help from other Christians than I got from weekly Mass alone. I invited people over to read the Church Fathers, to sing hymns, to apply for jobs together, and (occasionally) to just be at peace together in God's presence, no agenda in mind.

I hope you'll put this book down several times before you finish it. Interrupt your reading by opening your home (I have a few ideas you can put into practice within two weeks). And let me know what you and your friends invent!