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Need Help Making Decisions? Turn to the Desert Fathers

Fr. Wetta delivers handbook on making wise decisions

Carmel Communications
Feb. 21, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a world of constant noise and distraction, making sound decisions can become a huge task, which is exactly what Father J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B., tackles in his new book, PRAY. THINK. ACT. MAKE BETTER DECISIONS WITH THE DESERT FATHERS (Ignatius Press).

Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B., is a monk of Saint Louis Abbey who teaches English, classics and apologetics at the Saint Louis Priory School, where he also coaches rugby. He is the author of Humility Rules and The Eighth Arrow. He has earned degrees from Rice University, Middlebury College, and Oxford.

Fr. Wetta reaches way back into monastic history in PRAY. THINK. ACT. to answer one of the most critical questions facing young people today: "How do I make up my mind?" He goes beyond self-help books and endless Google searches to reach into ancient monastic wisdom through the Desert Fathers, who had highly efficient methods for resolving life's most pressing dilemmas — even in the midst of distractions, temptations and disruptions.

His trademark wit and humor permeate PRAY. THINK. ACT. while giving readers practical ways to work through making both everyday decisions and bigger ones that will affect their lives long-term. Fr. Wetta walks readers through how to pray while considering options, how to think through possible outcomes, and then how to come to a conclusion and ultimately act. He also includes a helpful worksheet in the appendix where readers can make use of his advice in their own lives.

"Father Augustine Wetta has gathered ancient wisdom of the Desert Fathers, cleverly photoshopped images and witty commentary to help young people navigate on life's increasingly tempestuous sea," said Fr. Dwight Longenecker, author of St. Benedict and St. Therese: The Little Rule and the Little Way. "The result is a brisk, refreshing dip into the water for those who desire to hear the invitation of the walker on waves to step out of the boat and join him."

For more information, to request a media review copy, or to schedule an interview with Fr. Wetta, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com