Another World: A Retreat in the Ozarks provides an intimate look into contemporary monastic life. William Claassen explores day-to-day life in a remote Trappist monastery, tucked away in the Ozark foothills, interweaving memoir with conversations with the monks, observations of community life, and relationships with other visitors. Each chapter describes a day in the monastery reflecting the routines and rhythms of the place. Human and gently inspiring, Another World invites readers into a tranquil and spiritual place that provides a welcome respite from the hectic modern world. Eighteen photos by the author further evoke the experience.
Sheed & Ward/Rowman & Littlefield
195 pages $17.95
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