The Abbot’s Shoes

Peter Robertson

Seeking a Contemplative Life

Out of the organised chaos of a radio station newsroom and into the silence of an austere Trappist monastery. In The Abbot’s Shoes Peter recounts his journey and brings into our view the hidden day-to-day life within an enclosed contemplative community. Now almost 50 years later (after careers as a Catholic journalist, Presbyterian preacher, and Pentecostal revivalist) Peter writes about his “return” to this other world.


Book Description


Read this online sampler of The Abbot’s Shoes. Ebook available at Amazon, Apple, Kobo and other major outlets.

About the Author

Having worked as a newspaper, radio and television journalist, Peter Robertson embarked on a 35 year career in Christian ministry, involving parish, lecture hall and travel. His “final quest” is for a contemplative life (prayer-filled, simple and cooperative) in which prayer is work and work is prayer. Peter lives in New Zealand with his wife Read more »