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Away from it All

Guide to Retreat Houses and Centres for Spiritual Renewal



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Away from it All: Guide to Retreat Houses and Centres for Spiritual Renewal by Geoffrey Gerard
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Geoffrey Gerard's guide to nearly 200 guest houses, monasteries, convents, Buddhist and other retreat houses has proved deservedly popular. It is recommended to all who have felt the need for rest and quiet, or for time to stop and think about life and death. Mr Gerard's interest in retreat houses and spiritual centres led him to visit over a hundred of them throughout Britain. In this new and updated edition, the author begins by discussing what it means to go on retreat and makes useful suggestions on how to prepare for it. The remainder of the book is devoted to individual retreat houses and centres, and the reader benefits from the author's personal experience of many of these houses. Practical information is included, such as how to get there and details of the facilities available, together with brief descriptions of the surroundings and the atmosphere that visitors can expect to find. The book is divided into regions under which the various houses are listed. They are also fully indexed at the end of the book.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Gerard, C.Eng., B.A., Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, has published several technical books. He has also served as a lay Reader in the Episcopal Church of Scotland.
Release date NZ
May 31st, 1992
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
5th Revised edition
19 b&w illustrations, 11 maps
Lutterworth Press
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