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New Review of The Artist’s Rule by The Anchoress

Elizabeth Scalia who blogs at The Anchoress has a lovely new review of The Artist’s Rule.  Here is an excerpt from her review on my exploration of monastic hospitality:

There, I encountered a notion I’d suspected for a while — that difficulty in welcoming others as Christ is rooted in one’s difficulty in welcoming the Christ within oneself — but in Paintner’s gentle voice, this didn’t seem nearly as harsh as it has seemed in my own.

Paintner recognizes, and wants the reader to recognize, that our inner selves, our passions, fears, miseries and imaginings all exist and run amok as part and parcel of God’s gift.  To make them welcome within us, and give them expression, is to greet them in Christ, accepting the whole imperfect self as a work-in-progress — both Christ’s progress and our own.

Read the whole review here>>

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