Free Ebook for Cloister Talks by Jon M. Sweeney

Today (September 22) only, the ebook for Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks by Jon M. Sweeney is free from participating retailers. 

More information and a list of participating retailers is available here.


“Sweeney has written an account of his visits to a number of Cistercians and Benedictines, who gradually draw him closer to the experience of contemplation, to ‘be quiet, sit down, and listen.’. . . Reaching well beyond Catholic readership, this will be valuable to the thoughtful reader, Christian and non-Christian.”
—Graham Christian, Library Journal (starred review)

Come along as author Jon M. Sweeney sits in the warm October sun talking with Father Luke or enjoys a December afternoon in the monastery with Father Ambrose.

In Cloister Talks, Sweeney offers a rare glimpse into his decades-long friendships with monks and shares the wisdom and insight for everyday living he has gained along the way. The contemplative monasticism Sweeney practiced with these monks has been the greatest source of guidance in his journey of faith, and here he shares it with poignant honesty.

Sweeney’s conversations with monks engage various universal areas of life, including life, death, love, work, play, and spirituality. Readers will emerge with a deeper understanding of this ancient way of Christianity, a much needed antidote to the hurry of contemporary life.

Jon M. Sweeney is the author of several books, including the remarkably timely The Pope Who Quit. He is well-known for his ability to take complicated religious history and make it accessible and fascinating to non-scholars. He is the editor-in-chief of Paraclete Press and lives in Illinois with his family.