Wisdom Gained From ‘Choices Through the Sea of Life’ Shared in New Book

Share Article

Author James Benedict conveys life’s preciousness to today’s youth.

News Image

“Life is a precious gift; it sometimes takes a lifetime to learn how to appreciate it,” says author James Benedict. With his book, containing the lessons he has learned from making “Choices Through the Sea of Life” (published by Xlibris), he shows readers how faith can guide them to appreciate that precious gift, conveying this message on to the youth of today, such as – and especially – his very own grandchildren.

“Choices through the Sea of Life” is a story about a young man who grew up in New England during the 1950s and wrestled with the core values to navigate through the labyrinth of life. From MUG (midshipmen under guidance) in a merchant marine academy to monk in a Benedictine Monastery, life became a struggle to sort out his values in order to make thoughtful choices to determine his path.

“No matter which path in life we choose, our faith is the beginning foundation to build and nurture a life of meaning,” Benedict says. “We all have choices to make in life and it is our faith and faith alone that gives us the right direction but we have to sort out the answers ourselves with our faith.

This book is dedicated to the author’s Benedictine brothers and sisters who continually seek and serve God and who have influenced his life. “Choices Through the Sea of Life” is a book for all ages for it shows how everyone experiences the various nuances of life, but as the author says, “how we navigate through it all can be mind boggling and faith is the anchor and path for a meaningful life.”

“Choices Through the Sea of Life”
By James Benedict
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 288 pages | ISBN 9781499055030
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 288 pages | ISBN 9781499055047
E-Book | 288 pages | ISBN 9781499055054
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James Benedict graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with an engineer’s license, BS degree, and an officer’s commission. After the sea and monastery, he enjoyed working for International Paper for 34 years. He is currently retired and with his grandchildren.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Xlibris Publishing
+1 888-795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website