Roots, Deep and Strong: Great Men and Women of the Church

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Roots, Deep and Strong is wonderfully readable and informative account of some of the extraordinary heroes and heroines of hue church who lived between the first and sixteenth centuries. It contains historical information, meditations on their accomplishments, and selected quotations from these ancestors in faith.
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Overview

Roots, Deep and Strong is wonderfully readable and informative account of some of the extraordinary heroes and heroines of hue church who lived between the first and sixteenth centuries. It contains historical information, meditations on their accomplishments, and selected quotations from these ancestors in faith.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809135387
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction 3
Clement of Rome: The Mystery Man 5
Ignatius of Antioch: God's Wheat 11
Polycarp: Bread for Baking 16
The Shepherd of Hermas: Visionary 22
Justin Martyr: Bridge Builder 26
Irenaeus: The Glory of God: People Fully Alive! 30
Clement of Alexandria: Out of the Ghetto 35
Perpetua: Peaceful Protester 41
Tertullian: The Firebrand 47
Origen: The Man of Steel 53
Cyprian: Discerner of Spirits 57
Methodius: In Praise of the Little Ones 63
Anthony the Great: Master of Simple Living 67
Pachomius: A Hermit Turned Communitarian 74
Macrina: Woman of Influence 80
Athanasius: The Invisible Bishop 87
Basil the Great: The Great Cappadocian 94
Gregory of Nazianzus: Saint of Unfulfilled Dreams 100
Gregory of Nyssa: Father of Mysticism 105
John Chrysostom: The Golden Mouth 111
Ambrose: Persuasive Diplomat 117
Jerome: The Irascible One 123
Paula: Woman of the Bible 130
Augustine: The Restless Wanderer 138
Evagrius Ponticus: Maligned Monastic 144
Egeria: The Pilgrim 150
John Cassian: Bridge Between East and West 155
Benedict of Nursia: Master of Moderation 161
Radegund: Queen of the Franks 168
Gregory the Great: The Watchman 177
Hroswitha: Playwright and Poet 183
Hildegard of Bingen: Earth Watcher 190
Bernard: The Last of the Fathers 198
Mechtild: The Dancing Mystic 204
Gertrude the Great: Heart to Heart 211
Julian of Norwich: God as Mother 216
Catherine of Siena: A Liberated Woman 222
Teresa of Avila: Daughter of the Church 229
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