Free Read 4/11



This week’s free read is The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B., with a forward by Marc Cardinal Ouellet. The state of acedia, also known as the vice of sloth, has been described by authorities from Antiquity to the Middle Ages as weariness and lack of purpose. Although better understood and acknowledged in the past, acedia afflicts persons in all states of life even in our own time. In his insightful book, Nault not only enumerates the symptoms of acedia but also suggests useful strategies for overcoming it.

According to Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., this book is “a must read for anyone who takes the spiritual life seriously. Christ’s passion and death on the cross is the most perfect answer to the terrible evil that tells man his very existence is meaningless.”

For a chance to win a free copy of this book, comment on this post or its corresponding Facebook post. We will announce the winner on April 18.

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  • Nick Gerstbauer

    This looks like a wonderful book. I would love to get a chance to read it!

  • Rich

    If Mother Dolores Hart recommends this book, it is worth the read. By the way her half brother is an ND graduate.

  • Tom Schmitt

    After exploring the contents I believe this would be good read for me.

  • Chris McCann

    On my “must read” list. Thanks for the giveaway!