El Hundimiento de la Soledad es un libro extraordinario: no demasiado largo pero rico y denso; profundo en sus descubrimientos y erudición, pero eminentemente legible; y aunque claramente escrito por un monje feliz de ser monje, tiene tanta relevancia para el cristiano ordinario como para los monjes trapenses a cargo del autor.
The Shattering of Loneliness is an extraordinary book: not too long but richly dense; profound in its insights and scholarship yet eminently readable; and though clearly written by a monk happy to be a monk, it has asmuch relevance to the ordinary Christian as to the Trappist monks in the author's care.
Intimately personal but never self-indulgent, it is at once arresting and challenging, uplifting and reassuring, and profoundly moving . The richness of this remarkable book is impossible to convey adequately in so few words. No reader will remain unchanged. ―
Absorbing and fascinating ... It is a book to be read more than once. ―
Generates deep and unexpected insights [...] Like the memory of a meaningful conversation long after you've forgotten what was said. It is unforgettable. ―
Catholic World Report
The Shattering of Loneliness
is a book of extraordinary importance. It is, with prophetic clarity, aware of the depravity, the weakness and the glory of the human condition. ―
Times Literary Supplement
A work that intelligently renews the vocabulary and the very genre of spiritual literature. ―
This is one of the finest books that I have read in recent years and one which should, in time, become a classic. It acknowledges and articulates the essential contribution of the Christian tradition as inspirer of remembrance for a generation that is beginning to forget. ―
Varden's work is the fruit from a tree for the healing of the nations, from a monk who has his feet firmly and incarnationally on the ground. ―
Lutheran Theological Journal
I've read thousands of books. This one has stunned me. ―
Mary Margaret Funk, spiritual writer and author of 'The Practice of the Spiritual Life'
This wide-reading reviewer hasn't for ages read such a completely satisfying book [.], written in poetic, resonant language. ―
Bonnie Thurston, New Testament scholar and author