In this challenging and informative book, Simon Cross sets out some of the context for the concepts of monasticism and 'religious life', and explores how some groups in the UK today are imitating the monastic and religious traditions. Here, Simon shows us communities and groups which all, in widely different ways, live as new monastics, they may be on farms, or on council estates, they may be living together, or widely dispersed, they may be of one church, or from a variety of denominations, they may have banded together around a cause, or for the single purpose of seeking God.
However they choose to live, these dynamic new monastics are carrying on the tradition of their forebears, in a way fitting for the twenty-first century.
'Here is another piece of evidence that there is a movement once again bearing the ancient whisper of God to repair the Church which is in ruins.' - Shane Claiborne, Author
'Simon Cross introduces a beautiful landscape of small communities springing up through the cracks of our world's broken systems. they sparkle with promise of a hope and future.' - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Author and speaker
'Celebrating treasures old and new, this book is an invaluable tool for those who want to begin to explore the new monastic lifestyle.' - David Mitchell, Pastor of Woodlands Church, Bristol
'For those seeking to be effective in mission in our current culture 'Totally Devoted' will be an important piece of the picture.' - Dr. Peter Atkins, Fresh Expressions member and church leader