A Mind at Peace

Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction


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Download a printable Examination of Conscience with special attention to the influence of digital technology HERE.

These past two decades, modern technology has brought into being scores of powerful challenges to our interior peace and well-being. We're experiencing a worldwide crisis of attention in which information overwhelms us, corrodes true communion with others, and leaves us anxious, unsettled, bored, isolated, and lonely.

These pages provide the time-tested antidote that enables you to regain an ordered and peaceful mind in a technologically advanced world. Drawing on the wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas, these pages help you identify – and show you how to cultivate – the qualities of character you need to survive in our media-saturated environment.

This book offers a calm, measured, yet forthright and effective approach to regaining interior peace. Here you'll find no argument for retreat from the modern world; instead these pages provide you with a practical guide to recovering self-mastery and interior peace through wise choices and ordered activity in the midst of the world's communication chaos.

Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this digital age? Do you yearn for a mind that is more focused and a soul able to put down that IPhone and simply rejoice in the good and the true? It's not hard to do. The saints and the wise can show you how; this book makes their counsel available to you.

Fr. Paul Scalia photo

"This is not a book about technology. It is a book about being restored to ourselves and thus finding peace. It is not primarily about “disconnecting” from our devices but about reconnecting with God and therefore with ourselves."

Fr. Paul Scalia
Rev. Paul N. Check, Rector photo

"This potent dose of reality confirms what I have often said to my students: that metaphysics can be of practical help in daily life. A Mind at Peace guides us to reclaiming what we may not know we have lost."

Rev. Paul N. Check, Rector
St. John Fisher Seminary Residence, Diocese of Bridgeport
Randall B. Smith photo

"In an age besotted with what Pascal would have called “distraction” (divertissement), Messrs. Hochschild and Blum have drawn deeply from the font of Catholic wisdom to produce a mental and spiritual cure. In this profound and beautifully written book, they help us put aside our distractions and focus our minds and hearts again on what is truly important."

Randall B. Smith
Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas (Houston)
  • Pages: 116
  • Format(s): Paperback, All eBook Formats
  • ISBN: 978-1-622823-819
  • Product Code: 3819
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: August 11, 2017
  • Categories: By Title, eBooks
A gift for anyone struggling with disordered attachments
"A Mind at Peace" offers a practical and spiritual salve to the discontent and chaos that results from a disordered relationship with one's devices. But the gift of this book is that its principles reach far beyond social media and cellphones, and can applied to any attachment with which the same dynamics of disorder exist, whether it be an attachment to another person, a substance, or a good. The style is seamless between the two authors, and the result is a lyrical, beautiful read. I recommend this book highly!
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An excellent read for all in pursuit of peace of mind
A wonderful insight on what drives us for peace of mind.
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