A Year With The Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

A Year With The Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

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by Mike Aquilina
     
 

Times change, but human nature does not. Neither do the daily struggles that all Christians experience in their walk with the Lord. Today as two thousand years ago we fight anger, pride, lust, spiritual sloth. Now as then we strive to be more diligent in prayer, more faithful to the commandments, more patient and charitable toward others. And in our time, no less than…  See more details below

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Times change, but human nature does not. Neither do the daily struggles that all Christians experience in their walk with the Lord. Today as two thousand years ago we fight anger, pride, lust, spiritual sloth. Now as then we strive to be more diligent in prayer, more faithful to the commandments, more patient and charitable toward others. And in our time, no less than in the earliest centuries of Christianity, we need wise guidance to direct us on the road to holiness.

In A Year with the Church Fathers, popular Patristics expert Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. The Fathers were the immediate inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is beautifully evident throughout their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that is ours to read and cherish and profit from.

Learn to humbly accept correction from St. Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St. Gregory the Great and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St. John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St. John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control.

A Year with the Church Fathers is different from a study guide, and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year-long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a cycle of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His truth. From the Church Fathers we should expect nothing less.

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Editorial Reviews

National Catholic Register - John Grondelski
Mike Aquilina has done it again. For years, his books have successfully popularized the Fathers of the Church for contemporary readers. In this latest book, he culls the wisdom of the Fathers to develop a yearlong program for his readers' spiritual growth.
One could, of course, study patristics as a discrete and sometimes dry theological discipline. Aquilina does not, however, present the Fathers that way, and he has ample precedent. Although the Fathers were deep theologians, they we

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012841438
Publisher:
Saint Benedict Press
Publication date:
08/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
304,253
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mike is author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, devotion and Church Fathers. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio.

Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of The Lamb s Supper (2001), Hail, Holy Queen (2002), First Comes Love (2003), Lord, Have Mercy (2004), and Swear to God (2005) all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on "The Weekly Roman Observer" broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network.

Mike's career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.

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