The book follows the exploits of a Benedictine monk who has an explosive temper problem. He resides in a priory of the same order dedicated to the illuminating interpretation of the scriptures, but his views often run crossways to those of his peers in the surrounding academic community. Even the 'house' politic is controversial, sometimes resulting in scraps with one of his brethren, and punches thrown. Grossly upsetting to the very pious, but humorous as well in their proportion. This monk is further handicapped by a debilitating fear of public speaking. However, he is persuaded, at last, to accept a prestigious invitation to speak before a convention of the academy's finest scholars; the same scholars with whom he's been at variance and who would be presumed to be hostile on the most capable and cunning levels. His fear (and maybe his temper) would be put to the test certainly, but he would just as certainly deliver God's message, if he could. And he would have a lot of help, as it would turn out, an extraordinary amount of help, from an ever so constant Source and Friend. --- The author's undergraduate degree in Animal Husbandry was followed much later in life by graduate degrees in Theology; the first from an Episcopal seminary, the second from a Jesuit seminary, both associated with the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. His spiritual advisor over the term of these studies was a protestant Benedictine monk. The author currently resides in Tucson with his wife, Jeanne. The revised Gold Metal edition may only be purchased as new.
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Book Description Maverick Publications, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615561284