Reader Reviews – “A Monk’s Way”

What Readers Have Said About A Monk’s Way

on October 10, 2016
Very well-written and edited book that eloquently and richly describes the inner thoughts and struggles of monk Jean Moreau. It is an excellent guide toward greater spiritual awareness and re-centering one’s life in our tumultuous world.
on August 18, 2016
It is not often that I come across a book that transports me to a world of inner life and spirituality. With all the noise and upheaval that characterizes our modern world, it is a gift to find a book that connects me to another dimension of existence — my higher self. Not only a learned person but anyone who is looking for a sense of quietude and serenity and for a deep sense of connectedness will benefit from reading The Monk’s Way by Clark Eide. More than at any other time, there is a need for such a book that is capable of transforming the reader’s life. I highly recommend the book to any seeker of meaning and purpose in life. Rabbi Yosef Levanon
on May 9, 2016
I was absolutely transported into the life, motivations and awarenesses of a Monk in Clark Eide’s book! Through this page-turning story about a Monk’s life I not only felt the complexity of what it means to devote one’s self to a Higher Calling, I was also able to witness the conflict and the resolutions that a holy seeker faces. I felt incredibly close to the character and in some way felt as if I experienced this divine path myself. I highly recommend this book!

By Francisco on September 13, 2015

“Fr. Jean Moreau is a spiritual man but an Everyman. It is easy to identify with him and his challenges, and there is a lot to learn from him. A great discussion of his perception of the God-man relationship. Very worthwhile and well written.”

on October 5, 2015
“A Monk’s Way changed my life in great ways. I would be distracted by all of the stresses in my daily life, but as I began reading, those concerns would melt away as I was captivated by the protagonist’s calm, foreign perspective of our world. The language is so engaging that it seemed like I could reach out and feel the coolness of the stone walls of the Abbey as I accompanied Moreau down the hall. If doctors dispensed this book before blood pressure medication, I believe that their patients would be better off, even with all the action within. It is a page-turner, I always wanted to read “just a little more” to find out what was going to happen to my friend. I have never really understood the choice to be a monk, but did become a bit envious of the surprising freedoms it offered. A Monk’s Way shifted my focus from my mundane worries, and elevated my thoughts to contemplate the more significant questions of our existence. If you enjoy being stressed out, don’t buy this book! I am a happier person for having read it.”

“I view this as a rather important work. It’s laced with the wisdom of one who has experienced much. Even though it takes place in an abbey where few of us have been and which many outsiders would think would be all Catholic, it’s a perfect setting for the discussions that follow. Those discussions treat our approach to God and God’s approach to us with common sense, simplicity and subtlety. Beautifully written in many parts, the story evokes what it’s meant to evoke – empathy for the common man and hope for the future for all of us as we evolve to the next level.
This is not a book for everyone, but for those who think about the eternal questions of existence. Having said that, it is a good story – believable and understandable and valuable.
The good news is that there will be a sequel!”

Of all the Jungian Archetypes, such as Warrior, Lover, Magician, Queen/King, the archetype of the Monk is the most overlooked and has the most profound transformative power.

“In A Monk’s Way, Clark Eide explores the inner self of the monk. His journey is personal and thoughtful. Eide’s thoughts about the inner like are important in a world where people tend to over-focus on mass movements or appeals to the prevalence of reason. Eide hi-lights the journey within – the monk’s journey. As Carl Jung states in his classic, “The Undiscovered Self,” there are no easy solutions to the terrible crises of our industrialized world. And the transformation of our world depends on the recognition of good and evil in every individual and on a true exploration and understanding of the inner self.

I highly recommend ‘A Monk’s Way’.”

-Amos Smith (author of Healing The Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots

“I have always been intrigued with the idea of a monastery, with its ordered and peaceful life, and this book enabled me to see that life up close, through the eyes of a very thoughtful (and thought-provoking) character – Jean Moreau. The character raises some deep questions, and makes you think about life’s journey through the story of his own discoveries along the path. A well told and engaging story of a modern monk.”

on January 1, 2016
“If one is looking to develop their awareness and spirituality, this book serves as a great self-help guide to achieve those goals.”