Rabbi Ben Shalva

Author of Ambition Addiction

"The book is honest, raw, revealing, forgiving and offers encouragement to the fallable seeker. A wonderful read that swings from easy spacious prose to intense stream of consciousness journaling - the writer holds nothing back and takes us for a deeply meaningful ride." 

Dr. Amos Smith

author of Healing The Divide

"What I liked most about the book is that Sabom wrestles with the creative tension that exists between the monastery and the world. For example, what is the relationships of contemplative practices such as yoga and centering prayer to the traditional prayer and vespers services of the monastery with their hymns and scripture readings that echo through the centuries? I also appreciate how Sabom directly engages the major pulls on our souls such as our deep yearning for God and our mortality."