This book won an award from the Catholic Press Association for 2011 in the category: spirituality books in paperback! Congratulations to the author.
Author: S. T. Georgiou
Paperback with flaps, 5.25” x 7.5”, 304 pages -- Note that this book can only be sold within the United States. All others, please order locally.
The Isle of Monte Cristo is S.T. Georgiou's third book of spiritual reflections grounded in the life and work of Robert Lax, poet, seeker and friend and contemporary of monk Thomas Merton. These meditations continue to explore his understanding of the divine Presence in everyday life.
Drawing from a wide range of scholastic and creative experiences that highlight his faith journey Georgiou imparts how life is an inner pilgrimage that ultimately leads to the treasure of Christ, hidden in our hearts. Georgiou's interior trek began on Patmos where St. John experienced the Revelation. There Georgiou serendipitously met Lax (1915-2000), the much-beloved poet and hermit, who became his mentor. In this book a circle of love completes itself. As Br. Patrick Hart, last secretary to Thomas Merton, makes evident: “Like his mentor, Georgiou is now a teacher whose lesson-plan focuses on agape — the highest and purest form of love.”
About the Author: S.T. Georgiou is a teacher, writer, and artist. He lectures at San Francisco State University, San Francisco City College, and at the Center For Arts, Religion, and Education (C.A.R.E.) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He is the author of The Way of the Dreamcatcher: Spirit Lessons With Robert Lax, Poet-Peacemaker-Sage (Novalis, 2003) and Mystic Street: Meditations on a Spiritual Path (Novalis, 2007).
Key Features: • Combines art, poetry of Robert Lax, philosophy, and life-writing with questions about the divine presence in everyday life • Selections of enlightening prose scattered throughout book • Aspects of travelogue and photos take readers on a journey