A Path to Friendship with God

Lessons learned from living as a monk

I’m Neal Tew

I used to be a monk. But now I’m a husband and a Dad who works to share the lessons learned from his days in the monastery.

If you’re like I used to be, you know that modern life tends to crowd out the awareness of God. We lose touch with the things that we read about in the lives of the saints — an eternal perspective, a sense of friendship with God, and deep peace of heart.

When I was younger, I was looking for these things. So I hiked up the mountain of monastic experience  to see if I could find it there. I found what I was searching for. And I want to share the wonder of that discovery with you.

Neal Tew

Are you disenchanted
with your church?

Have you ever wondered
what makes a monk tick?

Are you looking
for something more?

Discover The Gospel Life

I wrote this book to share the message that I discovered after living three years in a monastery.  At the time, I was young and I was searching. I wondered whether God really existed. I wondered what things mattered most in life.

Searching to answer those questions, I hiked up the mountain of monastic experience – literally, I went and lived in a monastery high up in the mountains. There I found  a stream of water flowing in the desert, a light that gave light to the darkness. In the years since, I have found myself living into a message — into the good news the monks have for our modern world.

I wrote The Gospel Life: Three Years in a Monastery to share that message with those who wish to hear it.

How did this story
come about?

Learn how this story happened and why monasteries matter.