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Ancient Paths

Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way

David G. Robinson


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The classic path for growing a Christian community.

This innovative guide to Christian formation offers an ancient-yet-contemporary approach to growth in Christ. Providing practical guidance for pastors and lay leaders in the local congregation and help for home groups, house churches, and small groups, Ancient Paths will show you the way that has formed millions of Christians over the last 1,500 years. A 12-week study guide is included.

"I highly recommend David Robinson's Ancient Paths. Robinson's pastoral heart is evident as he carefully peels back the layers of monastic wisdom--in practical and commonsense ways." –Laura Swan, OSB, author of Engaging Benedict

Praise For Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way

“Whether you are engaged in public office or business or a member of AA or a local parish, Ancient Paths applies the values of St. Benedict's sixth-century monastic Rule to your circumstances in modern life. This author is a path-finder.” —Brother Benet Tvedten, OSB, author of How to Be a Monastic and Not Leave Your Day Job

“This is a book by an experienced Benedictine–not a monk and not a Catholic, but a Presbyterian pastor with a family who has spent twenty years living and studying the Rule of Benedict. His style is simple and gently; his many suggestions practical; his sincerity palpable.” —Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, author of Essential Monastic Wisdom

“Eminently practical applications for any person interested in being re-molded into the image of God.” —Dennis Okholm, Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific University

Paraclete Press, 9781557257734, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

About the Author

David Robinson (M.Div., D.Min. Fuller Seminary) is a pastor of Community Church in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He is married with three grown sons, and is the author of seven spirituality books, including Cloud Devotion and Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way. His author website is