The Power of Silence (audiobook)

Against the Dictatorship of Noise

By Robert Cardinal Sarah, with Nicolas Diat
Translated by Michael J. Miller
10.1 hrs • 8 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Religion
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/25/18
This title will be available on September 25, 2018
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- 09/25/18 9781538504581
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Summary

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Robert Cardinal Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.

Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreuse, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart?

After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. “Silence is more important than any other human work,” he says, “for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.”

Review Quotes

“Provides a treasure trove of profound commentary on the sacredness of silence for the pursuit of a serious spiritual life in a world dominated by the dictatorship of noise.”

Fr. Donald Haggerty, author of The Contemplative Hunger

“It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this profound, uniquely beautiful book.”

Michael D. O’Brien, author of Father Elijah: An Apocalypse

“This book shows Cardinal Sarah to be one of the most spiritually alert churchmen of our time.”

Bishop Robert Barron, creator and host, Catholicism video series